Latest News from Humanist Association Scotland

Here are some updates from our charity work and some wedding ceremonies that our celebrants have carried out.

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The Humanist Association Scotland is mindful of the current Pandemic and keeping up to date with Government guidelines. Wedding Ceremonies We have been given the following helpful advice from the Registrar in Aberdeenshire which will apply to all of Scotland: Following advice on the prevention of public gatherings from the UK and Scottish Government, and […]

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Angela - World child cancer appeal

World Child Cancer – An Appeal

The Humanist Association Scotland support the work of World Child Cancer; who could also do with your help as their work continues to expand worldwide through. Angela’s story below, is typical of situations they deal with on a Global scale. Angela is 6 years old and comes from the Southern region of Malawi. She has […]

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Climate Change: A personal perspective by Duncan Robertson

Question: Should we be panicking about Climate Change? Answer – Not really? Response: That’s daft, of course we should, were destroying our world because we’re causing climate change! Answer – No, that’s not strictly true. Response: Why do you say that? Answer – Let’s look at this from a pragmatic perspective. The world is about […]

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Columbine High School -Twenty years on

We should remind ourselves what a student then wrote The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more […]

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As 2018 draws to a close

The year is closing with a degree of political turmoil but thankfully we in the Humanist Association have enjoyed a fabulous year; having conducted wonderful weddings for so many people from all over the world in a diversity of Scotland’s romantic locations, both outdoors and indoors. We have also said a final farewell to many […]

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HAS donates to World Child Cancer

Our Chairman, Duncan Robertson, was delighted to attend an event in Edinburgh last week in aid of World Child Cancer Paediatric oncologist, Tim Eden (a representative of World Child Cancer) had this to say: “Dear Duncan and Pat, Firstly can I say a big thank you for coming to the Reception last night and even […]

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Keith and district mens shed

HAS supports Keith and District Men’s Shed

Our celebrant Sharon writes….This is a very special photo as it’s full of hope and of people planning something good in the future. These are some of the members of the Keith and District Men’s Shed. Their dream is to create one of the first Men’s Sheds in Moray. It’s a really exciting project and […]

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Linda Norgrove Foundation

Visit to the Linda Norgrove Foundation in Lewis

Our celebrant Sharon Short recently had the pleasure of visiting Linda’s parents,John and Lorna Norgrove in their home near Uig, on the Isle of Lewis. The Linda Norgrove Foundation was set up by John and Lorna after their daughter Linda, an aid worker in Afghanistan was first kidnapped and then died in a failed rescue […]

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Climbing An Teallach in Winter

Activities with the Humanist Association Scotland… Ashton Easter a Celebrant with the Humanist Association Scotland, but also an experienced hill climber spent three days at the weekend scaling the heights of An Teallach with a another Association member Andrew Little and their pal Stuart and of their trip Ashton writes – Climbing mountains in the […]

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