Seeing with your Head and Heart

 and I’m delighted that she’s found the time to contribute this heartfelt story to my blog. Seeing with your head and heart – why you should have an unplugged wedding ceremony       Much as I love to capture big and small moments on my phone, I’m a fierce advocate for unplugged wedding ceremonies.   We […]


  I feel very honoured to learn that I’ve been shortlisted for a Vows Award: I’m told that I’m the first celebrant ever to be nominated, so I’m chuffed!   My sincere thanks go to all the happy couples who voted for me.    The awards night is 20th November, so, fingers crossed!

What is Humanism?

Despite the popularity of humanist ceremonies in Scotland, most people still don’t know what humanism is, so I was delighted to be asked, as the Honorary Humanist Chaplain to the University of Edinburgh, to give this talk at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 19th September at the David Hume Tower in George Square. It’s been organised […]

Humanist Weddings in Scotland – More Popular than Ever!

There are four humanist organisations in Scotland of sufficiently long standing to be listed by name, but there are others of more recent creation, which is why one of the categories is ‘Temporary Authorisation – Non Christian’. That’s how I and my CHA colleagues are described. That surprises me, because the International Humanist and Ethical […]