John Howieson in Scottish Parliament

Humanist delivers first Gaelic Time for Reflection in Holyrood

John Howieson, a celebrant with Humanist Society Scotland from Skye, has become the first person to deliver time for reflection in Holyrood in Gaelic. The previous contribution in Gaelic was in 2003 before the Scottish Parliament building was opened in…

Humanist Society Scotland welcome support for Equal Protection Bill

Humanist Society Scotland has welcomed the news the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee has backed John Finnie MSP’s equal protection bill in the Scottish Parliament. The Stage One report quotes Humanist Society Scotland’s evidence to the committee. A…

New Chief Executive

Humanist Society Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Fraser Sutherland. Fraser has been with Humanist Society Scotland since 2017 in the role of Campaigns and Communications Manager, leading the organisation’s campaigning and public affairs…

Humanists voice concern on adopted definition of Islamophobia

Humanist Society Scotland has written to the First Minister to express concern over a definition of Islamophobia being endorsed by Scotland’s political parties and being considered for formal adoption by the Scottish Government. Yesterday MSPs from all of Scotland’s political…

Humanists join Climate Emergency Protest

Members of Humanist Society Scotland Edinburgh Group joined Stop Climate Chaos rally at the Scottish Parliament in April 2019. Les Reid, member of the Society who attended the rally said: “Humanists are joining in the campaign to avert Climate Chaos…

Primary school closed on say so of unelected Church representatives

Scotland’s archaic system of allowing religious representatives the right to be in control of local education matters has been laid bare in a controversial decision at Perth and Kinross council. Blairingone Primary School in Kinross-shire was closed despite local councillors…

Humanists condemn extreme new capital punishment regime in Brunei

Humanist Society Scotland have joined Humanist groups around the world in condemning Brunei’s new penal code which introduces death by stoning for a number of ‘crimes’. The controversial law includes capital punishment for sex between men, adultery and blasphemy. In…

See AC Grayling at Humanism 2019

Tickets are on sale for the biggest Humanist event in Scotland. Friday 17th May | 11am to 5pm | Royal Society Edinburgh Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from world renowned Humanist philosopher AC Grayling. We will also hear from…

Members invited to nominate for Board of Trustees & AGM details

Humanist Society Scotland welcome nominations for members to sit on the Board of Trustee ahead of the Humanist Society Scotland AGM. The AGM (which follows the Humanism 2019 conference on the 17th May 2019) will elect members of the society…

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