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…

Humanists urged to respond to Civil Partnership Bill

Humanist Society Scotland has submitted it’s response to the Scottish Parliament’s Equality and Human Rights Committee on the Civil Partnership Bill. This proposed bill will make mixed-sex civil partnerships legal in Scotland – something the charity has been campaigning for…

Humanist of the Year 2019

Paul Millar is announced as the winner of Humanist Society Scotland’s Gordon Ross Humanist of the Year award, the prize was awarded for Paul’s work with StreetCare Glasgow and his decision to become a live kidney donor.

John Howieson in Scottish Parliament

Humanist delivers first Gaelic Time for Reflection in Holyrood

John Howieson, a celebrant with Humanist Society Scotland from Skye, has become the first person to deliver time for reflection in Holyrood in Gaelic. The previous contribution in Gaelic was in 2003 before the Scottish Parliament building was opened in…

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…

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…

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