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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…

Humanist Manifesto for 2021 Scottish Parliament election

Today we published our manifesto, From Scotland’s Humanist Community, in preparation  for the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections on Thursday 6th May 2021.  After consultation with our members, our supporters, our Young Humanists Scotland  representatives, our Board, and the wider  humanist…

Review of assisted dying position by BMA welcomed by Humanists

Humanist Society Scotland has welcomed the news that the BMA has launched a survey of its members on the organisation’s approach to assisted dying. This comes as the Humanists ask the public to back it’s ‘Last Rights Charter’ which sets…

Upcoming Friends at the End events

One of Humanist Society Scotland’s partners in the Assisted Dying Coalition, Friends at the End have a number of upcoming events in Scotland that members may be interested in. Please see below details of upcoming events. Edinburgh Local Group Meeting…

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…

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