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…

Former HSS Treasurer Gordon Ross assisted suicide news

Members invited to nominate Humanist of the Year

Members of Humanist Society Scotland are being invited to nominate for the 2019 Gordon Ross Humanist of the Year Award. The award is named in memory of the Society’s former treasurer and right-to-die campaigner Gordon Ross. The award is given…

New Zealand scraps Blasphemy Law, Scotland still waiting

The New Zealand Parliament have passed a Bill which removes Blasphemy as a criminal offence. Congratulations to our friends, Humanist NZ, who had campaigned to remove the outdated law. The repeal bill, sponsored by New Zealand’s Minister of Justice Andrew…

Humanist Society Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of Humanist Society Scotland, Gordon MacRae, is to step down after four years leading the charity. Gordon will take up a new post with a Scottish charity later this year and everyone at the Society wish him…

48 hours to End Scotland’s Blasphemy Law

A Scottish Government Consultation on Hate Crime will close on the 24th February and Humanist Society Scotland is encouraging supporters to respond and call for an end to Scotland’s Blasphemy law. You can access the consultation by clicking here. There is…

Humanist message on Hope at the Scottish Parliament

On 19th February, Vanessa Smith, a registered celebrant with Humanist Society Scotland led Time for Reflection at the Scottish Parliament on the theme of Hope. Good afternoon. It is lovely to be invited to be here with you by virtue…

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