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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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