HSS Celebrant Jennifer Buchan meets Provost of East Ayrshire

Jennifer Buchan was recently invited to meet the Provost of East Ayrshire, Jim Todd, at the Council Headquarters in Kilmarnock.

Jennifer met with the Provost to discuss how East Ayrshire Council can be more inclusive of non-religious perspectives in its Civic Ceremonies.

With research showing that one-in-two adults in Scotland are non-religious, it’s increasingly important that Civic Ceremonies and public events reflect that diversity of belief. There is also a real need for an inclusive approach to learning about religion and belief in education.

Commenting on the meeting, Jennifer said:Jennifer Buchan

“Jim is a really open minded politician, who is comfortable discussing ideas, and who can take those ideas forward, to benefit the people within his community.

“It was refreshing to spend time with someone who has an inclusive vision, and who is reasonable and rational when it comes to decision making. I look forward to working with him in the future.”


Only two months ago Humanists were able to represent non-religious voices, for the first time, at the Kirking of The Scottish Parliament.

Notes: For further information or comment please contact Gary McLelland on gary@humanism.scot or 07813060713.

About HSS:
Humanist Society Scotland seeks to represent the views of people in Scotland who wish to lead ethical and fulfilling lives guided by reason, empathy and compassion. We provide a range of non-religious ceremonies and campaign for a secular state. HSS has over 14,000 members across Scotland.

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