Humanists encouraged to back assisted dying bill plan

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has launched a consultation on his proposal for a members’ bill to allow for assisted dying for terminally ill people. Humanist Society Scotland have long campaigned for a compassionate approach to end-of-life care and support. Over…

Planning a ceremony and COVID-19: What you need to know

Scotland moves beyond Level 0 from 9th August 2021, and ceremonies now have much fewer restrictions. Some restrictions still remain though and we still need to exercise caution. Face coverings remain mandatory* at all ceremonies in indoor public places, and…

Do you have to get married on a Saturday? at 2pm? in the Summer?

The wedding landscape in 2020 was like no other, with restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Humanist Society Scotland conducted a third of its ‘normal’ volume of marriage ceremonies last year. With so many couples having to make…

Climate Emission Results ‘Alarming’

Greenhouse gas emissions data from 2019, released by the Scottish Government last week, shows that Scotland has not met its annual target of reducing emissions. Three years of targets have now been missed ‒ for the years 2017, 2018, 2019….

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