Upcoming Friends at the End events

One of Humanist Society Scotland’s partners in the Assisted Dying Coalition, Friends at the End have a number of upcoming events in Scotland that members may be interested in. Please see below details of upcoming events. Edinburgh Local Group Meeting…

Catch-up with Humanism 2019 Conference

Humanist Society Scotland’s annual conference was a sell-out! Over 140 eager members and guests packed into the Royal Society Edinburgh to hear from a variety of fantastic speakers. Below is audio recordings taken from some of the speakers and some…

Humanists welcome change to Civil Partnership laws

Humanist Society Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government announcement that Civil Partnerships will be made available to all couples in response to a legal ruling by the Supreme Court earlier this year. Humanist Society Scotland has been calling for such…

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…

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