I was delighted to see this amazing double-page centre-spread feature article on my book in the Sunday Mail last month – until I spotted the major factual error in the body copy. If you look closely, you’ll see the article says ‘Humanist weddings, which are non-religious, now account for more than half of all weddings carried out in Scotland each year.’
Well, I didn’t say that, and it’s not true.
In 2017, the last year for which figures were published by the Registrar General of Scotland, there were 28,440 marriages in Scotland. 14,201 of them were conducted by registrars – which is just under 50%. There were 5,912 Humanist ceremonies, which come to just over 20% of all marriages.
I’ve asked the Sunday Mail to publish a correction, but in case they don’t, I thought I should…
Still, the feature looks amazing, and as I often say, ‘to err is humanist’ – we all make mistakes!
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