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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…

Humanism 2017 Event

On 30th September, Humanist Society Scotland will host a conference for Humanists at Strathclyde University Union, John Street, Glasgow CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKET NOW Meet with fellow Humanists, take part in debate and discussion and hear from world…

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Humanists call to end Scottish NHS spending £1.7m on Homeopathy

The Humanist Society Scotland have called on the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Health, Shona Robison, to review how NHS Boards are funding Homeopathy in Scotland. However in a reply, the Scottish Government states that they “recognise that some Complementary…

Humanist Support for Equal Protection Bill

John Finnie MSP has lodged a draft members bill in the Scottish Parliament to give children equal protection from assault by prohibiting the physical punishment of children by parents and others caring for or in charge of children. The Humanist…

Friends at the End in Scotland

The campaigning organisation Friends at the End are hosting a number of events in Scotland throughout August. Friends at the End are calling for a change in the law regarding end of life choices. They believe that for adults at the…

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Renewed calls to end religious approval for teachers

Renewed calls have been made regarding bringing to an end religious approval for teachers. In an interview with the Sunday Herald, Larry Flanagan head of Scotland’s largest teaching union EIS said of the approval system which currently exists in Scotland’s…

Scottish Government will not scrap blasphemy laws, new letter reveals

Written correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to an HSS member shows the Scottish Government have no intention of scrapping Scotland’s blasphemy laws. The letter from Michael Matheson MSP published below by HSS says: “The Scottish Government values Scotland’s faith communities and…

Plans for soft opt-out organ donation welcomed

The Scottish Government have announced plans to bring forward legislation to change the organ donation system to a soft opt-out. Humanist Society Scotland had previously called for such a change and we are pleased to see this now being brought…

50,000 married in Humanist Society Scotland weddings

Humanist Society Scotland and couples across the country are celebrating as the charity made history with it reaching the landmark of having married 50,000 people. The marriage of Alasdair and Lousie Jack on the 8th June was a wonderful representation…

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