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Press Release: Response to Smyllum Park Allegations

Posted by on 9 September, 2017 | 0 comments

Press Release: Response to Smyllum Park Allegations

Readers of the National will doubtless be aware of the highly disturbing allegations of violence and brutality against children who had been placed in the ‘care’ of nuns at Smyllum Park, Lanark.

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Press Release: Response to the evidence that Scotland is now Majority not religious

Posted by on 9 September, 2017 | 0 comments

Press Release: Response to the evidence that Scotland is now Majority not religious

The Scottish Secular Society call upon the Scottish Government to recognise the rapid decline of religion in our society and realign our laws to reflect this attitude.

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Letters II: More secular society means we are happier

Posted by on 7 July, 2017 | 0 comments

Letters II: More secular society means we are happier

Long established structures, institutions and traditions are openly being questioned and, frankly, this is a good and healthy development.

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Report on Evidence Session of Bullying and Harassment in Schools – EHRiC

Posted by on 6 June, 2017 | 0 comments

Report on Evidence Session of Bullying and Harassment in Schools – EHRiC

A Committee examination of various issues relating to the bullying and harassment of children and young people in the Scottish school system.

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Evidence of Bullying and Harassment in Schools – EHRiC

Posted by on 6 June, 2017 | 0 comments

Evidence of Bullying and Harassment in Schools – EHRiC

The SSS thank the EHRiC for inviting our organisation to give evidence on bullying and harassment of children and young people in our Scottish schools.

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The official launch of the Norther Ireland Humanists

Posted by on 5 May, 2017 | 0 comments

The official launch of the Norther Ireland Humanists

Our friends in Northern Ireland officially launched the latest humanist organisation, Northern Ireland Humanist. The evening took place at the lovely Belfast Castle. Boyd Sleator, Operations Coordinator, has done a wonderful job this past year, heading the efforts. We wish them all the best and hope to see more of them in the future.      ...

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Homophobic row at school – Falkirk Herald

Posted by on 5 May, 2017 | 0 comments

Homophobic row at school – Falkirk Herald

The Scottish Secular Society (SSS) condemned the presence of a leaflet entitled The Church and Same-Sex Attraction at Falkirk’s St Mungo’s High School.

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Welcome Our New Board for the 2017-18 year!

Posted by on 4 April, 2017 | 0 comments

Welcome Our New Board for the 2017-18 year!

  Following our Annual General Meeting last night we have a new board! In our fifth year, the campaign for increased secularism in Scottish society continues. The Scottish Secular Society provides a strong secular voice, advocating a more cohesive, rational and equal society- in which both freedom of and freedom from religion are respected. We’d like to thank two board members who have reluctantly stood down due to pressing life commitments; Douglas McLellan, former Vice Chair, and Steffy Heggarty, our former Interfaith Officer. They’ve contributed immensely to the Society and we wish...

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Speaking before the Edinburgh Secular Society

Posted by on 4 April, 2017 | 0 comments

Speaking before the Edinburgh Secular Society

  We send our warmest thank you to the members of the Edinburgh Secular Society. Charlie Lynch and Megan Crawford, attended by SSS member Brendan Devlin, had the privilege of being invited to be the guest speakers for the ESS monthly meeting. Charlie delivered an insightful perspective about where the SSS has come from, but most especially where we are heading. You could even say 2017 is our own “Great Taking Off”.   Charlie discussed our present and future petitions, our newest affiliations with various organisations around Scotland, and our most recent inclusion on...

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Stornoway’s Sunday swimmers need your help (and a little bit of cash)

Posted by on 11 November, 2016 | 0 comments

Stornoway’s Sunday swimmers need your help (and a little bit of cash)

Comhairle nan Eilean Sia (Western Isles Council) consider it sinful to swim in the public baths on Sunday. That is a matter for them. They wish to impose this view on all Stornoway sports facility users. That is a matter for all of us. It is discrimination against non-Christians, and indeed against the many Christians who think that taking a swim on the Sabbath is ok.

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