Joe & Rob’s wedding was as every bit as romantic as you might imagine and we had every kind of mountain weather – rain, snow, wind and bright sunshine!
Humanist Weddings in The Guardian
I was really pleased to see this article in Comment is Free today. It points out the connection between the inexorable rise of the Humanist wedding ceremony here in Scotland and the question on religion in the forthcoming Census – or at least it would do if the editors in their wisdom hadn’t chopped my … Continue Reading
Humanist Weddings in Scotland Are More Popular than Catholic Ones – it’s official!
We’ve been waiting a long time to see this story in Scotland on Sunday (and thanks are due to Marc Horne the journalist for breaking the story). Four years, in fact, ever since Gordon Ross, who was then the National Ceremonies Convenor, got his calculator out and ‘did the math’ as the Americans say.That was back … Continue Reading
I know where I’m going… Part 2
The day after the article on body donation appeared in Scotland on Sunday, I got a call from a producer at BBC Radio Scotland, who asked if I’d be prepared to visit the Anatomy Lab at the School of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where Dr Gordon Linklater would show me precisely what will … Continue Reading
I know where I’m going… Part 1
The School of Medicine at The University of Edinburgh. Not as a student, but as an object of study… Read this article by Peter Ross that first appeared in Scotland on Sunday The BBC obviously read it, because they asked me not just to go on the radio and talk about it, but to go … Continue Reading
Good Without God
When the Pope’s visit was announced some time ago, the HSS debated long and hard about how we should respond, and eventually decided that while we agree with all the arguments put forward by the Protest the Pope campaign, because of where we live and Scotland’s sectarian history, we’d have to do something different. So … Continue Reading
Say ‘I do’ to the Humanist touch when tying the knot
I got a call the other day from Catherine Salmond at the Edinburgh Evening News. She was writing a story because Elizabeth Bell, the wedding co-ordinator at Houston House Hotel, had got in touch with the paper to say that 1 in 10 of their weddings this year are going to be Humanist ceremonies. So we had a chat … Continue Reading
Bowdent wi’ Pride
I was rather surprised to get a call last week from my local paper, The Edinburgh Evening News, asking me to tell them something about my work as a Humanist Celebrant. I discovered this afternoon that the article has made its way, via the printed page on Friday and the discarded fish supper wrapper on … Continue Reading