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A meeting at the University with the E&D Officer and the Humanist Society Scotland provided the following details:

Humanism is an approach to life based on reason and concern for humanity. Humanists believe that moral values are founded on human nature and experience alone. A belief in God or the idea of life after death is not accepted.

Humanists aim to live full and meaningful lives and try to help others do the same. The fundamental moral principles of Humanism are freedom, tolerance and happiness.

Worldwide followers (Estimated): Over 3.5 million.

Local Group Information:

Hon Secretary (Membership): Jean Clarke
The Cairn Centre
12 Rattray Street

Tel: 01356 626754
Email: Log onto webpage: then click onto "Local Groups"


  • Meetings are held on the Third Monday of the month (except June, July and August) from 6:30pm to 9pm  
  • Wedding ceremonies and also funerals

Inclusion points: 

Dress/Jewellery/Identity: The Happy Human is the commonly known symbol of the Humanist belief is of a person.

Diet/Health: Humanists are free to choose their own diets.

1) Humanists prefer to support the rights of the individual in participating of seasonal festival celebrations.
2) The Amsterdam Declaration 2002 was a key year for Humanists in Europe.
3) World Humanist Day:globally celebrated annually by many Humanist organisations.



Human Resources

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)1334 463096