Assisted Dying a “Human Right” MSPs told

The Equality and Human Rights Committee today heard evidence that the law against assisted dying in Scotland is a potential breach of Human Rights. Taking evidence on how the Scottish Parliament can better protect Human Rights, Humanist Society Scotland highlighted…

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…

Judges reject assisted suicide guidance in Gordon Ross case

Judges have rejected a legal bid to force Scotland’s senior law officer to publish guidance over prosecution in cases of assisted suicide. The case was brought by the late Gordon Ross, former treasurer of Humanist Society Scotland and Humanist Celebrant,…

Former Dignitas doctor to visit Scotland

A former Doctor at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland will give a talk in Glasgow this week to talk about her work and why she believes legislation allowing controlled assisted dying should be enacted in other countries. Dr Erika Preisig…

Court to hear appeal from former HSS Treasurer

A three judge panel at the Court of Session in Edinburgh will today hear the appeal of Gordon Ross, former Treasurer of HSS, who is seeking an order to clarify the legal position regarding his right to die. Gordon suffers…

Former HSS Treasurer Gordon Ross assisted suicide news

No guidance will be issued on assisted suicide

A Judicial Review launched by former HSS Treasurer Gordon Ross to ask for prosecution guidance from the Lord Advocate has been rejected. Responding to the rejection of his Judicial Review today by Lord Doherty which would have compelled the Lord…

Take action now

Sign our petition

Sign our petition to end unelected religious representatives on education committees.

Sign today.

Learn more

Join us today

Why become a member of Scotland's Humanist charity?

We are a democratic membership charity. Join us today to get involved in our campaigns to make Scotland a more secular, rational and socially just country.

Learn more

New Pod- cast

Available now!

Have you heard we’ve started podcasting?!

You can listen to the first episode, plus two special editions now.

Learn more