Humanists at Remembrance Day

Humanist Society Scotland took part in Remembrance events around Scotland on Sunday 12th November, in some cases these represent the first time Scotland’s Humanist community has been asked to lay a wreath. Edinburgh Chair of Humanist Society Scotland, John Bishop,…

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Humanists defend abortion rights

The Humanist Society Scotland have responded to a statement by The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland lamenting 50 years of the Abortion Act. Spokesperson for the Humanist Society Scotland, Ronit Quayle said: “The majority of Scots recognise the importance of a woman’s right…

Judges rule gender segregation at faith schools unlawful

The court of appeal has ruled that an Islamic faith school in Birmingham was unlawfully breaching equality legislation by separating male and females. In their decision, the appeal judges said: It is common ground that the school is not the…

Humanist Society statement on events in Catalonia

In reaction to the events unfolding on Sunday in Catalonia, Humanist Society Scotland have called for European nations and institutions to ensure that the right to peaceful protest and assembly is upheld. Gordon MacRae, Chief Executive of Humanist Society Scotland…

MSPs consider petition on Blasphemy Laws

Humanist Society Scotland have supported a petition being considered by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament’s petitions committee calling for the country’s Blasphemy laws to be scrapped. In written evidence to the committee the society have highlighted other countries across Europe…

Humanist Society at Luxury Scottish Wedding Show

Celebrants from Humanist Society Scotland will be presenting all about Humanist weddings and be available to answer your questions on Sunday 1st October at Hopetoun House near Edinburgh. There will also be a number of other wedding suppliers and venues…

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New research shows decrease in religion in Scotland

New research released by Humanist Society Scotland has revealed that over 70% of Scots say they are not religious. A rise of from 56% who said the same in 2011. Polling firm Survation asked 1,016 Scottish Adults between 8th and…

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