Humanist Fellowship of Scotland – Our New Website

I’m delighted to announce and as you can all see, the launch of our web site. Although not finalised, is opens today; all thanks to the hard work of Helen at Web Leithen  who has also recently completed a web site for  the borders photographer EnaMay Photography.

Over the coming weeks the development of our site will continue. Our aim is that it will not only provide, information about our humanist ethos but who we are, the humanitarian causes we are supporting and what we as people are doing.

Within the site you will find the In Memoriam page. The Humanist Fellowship of Scotland is delighted to offer bereaved clients the opportunity to have a permanent listing within this section of the web site as a memorial to a loved one; a service we offer free of charge.

This will not only form a part of Scotland’s history, it will reveal the diversity of human lives; the stories behind the multitude of faces you may have known or simply passed in the street. I am often reminded of the sentiment behind the words of the 19th century American Unitarian preacher William Ellery Channing who said, “Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.”

It will also serve to remind us of our common humanity, that the old man or woman isn’t just, “that old man” or “that old woman” but a person who has lived a life. Of course life has its tragedies and the face may be that of a much younger person. Aristotle said; “We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.”

Within our weddings pages you will shortly be able to visit many exciting wedding venues throughout Scotland and find that perfect location for your humanist wedding which will be forever remembered as one of the best days of your lives. It will after all be that first page of the first chapter of the book you will write together.

Welcome to our web site.

Duncan

Chairman
Humanist Fellowship of Scotland