Unique Personal and Memorable Humanist Ceremonies
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Who are the Humanist Fellowship of Scotland?
The Humanist Fellowship of Scotland was formed in 2012 to promote humanism and humanist beliefs. Our humanist celebrants offer a range of non-religious ceremonies in Scotland including humanist weddings and funerals.
For humanist weddings we work together with couples to create ceremonies which reflect who they are, visit our wedding ceremonies page for more information.
Are you planning a wedding which will be an intimate event, a castle wedding or a ceremony out in the in the wonderful Scottish countryside?
Whatever type of wedding you are looking for, the Humanist Fellowship of Scotland will help make it what you want it to be.
If you are still looking for the perfect location for your wedding ceremony you may find our list of wedding venues in Scotland useful as inspiration.
On this website you can view profiles of all the Humanist Fellowship of Scotland wedding celebrants.
They will all be happy to discuss your wedding ceremony ideas, vows and readings with you and so help you to create your perfect wedding day.
The Humanist Fellowship of Scotland support humanitarian causes through contributions made by celebrants and donations received – see our charitable links page for more details of our work.
What is Humanism?
Many people are unsure what humanism is or what being a humanist entails. Other than The Amsterdam Declaration there is no manifesto or rule book that defines humanism. If you are non-religious, if you consider yourself to be a caring and compassionate person who does not differentiate by colour, caste or creed, if you are someone who values ALL life and believes that we all have a responsibility to protect our planet for benefit of future generations, then you can consider yourself to be a Humanist.
It is one of life’s ironies that people have been practising humanists for many years before realising that the term humanist describes them.
Humanism in Scotland
~ There has been a long standing tradition of secular funeral ceremonies in Scotland, with humanist funeral ceremonies now being the most common non-religious alternative to a traditional funeral ceremony.
~ Since becoming recognised by law in 2005 the popularity of humanist weddings in Scotland has grown year on year as the highly personalised wedding format gains in popularity. The number of humanist wedding ceremonies in Scotland is predicted to overtake religious ceremonies by 2015.
~ It’s just as important for people with no religious beliefs to celebrate the birth of their child. With a humanist naming ceremony they can embrace or make commitments to nurturing the child within a community in their own way.
If you would like more information about any aspects of our organisation, our humanist celebrants or our services contact the Humanist Fellowship of Scotland.