10 reasons to pick a Humanist Society Scotland celebrant

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There is so much information and choice out there; on forums, in magazines… so how do you know who to trust?

Well, here are 10 reasons why you’re in safe hands with a Humanist Society Scotland celebrant…

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1/ Authorised!

Humanist Society Scotland celebrants are the only celebrants to have permanent authorisation to conduct legal Humanist ceremonies.

Only Humanist Society Scotland can guarantee you a celebrant with authorisation for your legal Humanist marriage, whatever the date.


2/ Partners!

When you book a Humanist Society Scotland celebrant, it’s not just someone to read a script on the day. Humanist Society Scotland celebrants will spend time with you, getting to know you and working with you to create the ceremony that’s just right for you.

On the day, your Humanist Society Scotland celebrant will be a familiar friend, excited to deliver the best ceremony for you. It truly is a partnership!

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3/ Trained!

As well as residential training, a mentor and shadowing programme and regular reviews, Humanist Society Scotland celebrants undergo continual professional development and training.

They continually strive to create the best ceremonies possible, and are part of a community of over 130 celebrants who share invaluable knowledge and experience.


4/ Helpful!

Humanist Society Scotland have a dedicated office team. From helping you find your celebrant to making sure their social media provides you with great info on all things ceremonies, they’re always happy to help!

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5/ Charitable!

Humanist Society Scotland is a charity. By having a Humanist Society Scotland celebrant you help fund their work supporting Humanists in Scotland and fighting for equality and human rights.

For example, their Streetcare programme provides food, warm clothes and company to roofless people around Scotland.

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6/ Inclusive!

Humanist Society Scotland is very proud to have been part of the campaign for equal marriage – they continue to fight for LGBTI+ rights in Scotland, and beyond.

Humanist Society Scotland were winners of the wedding category at the Proud Scotland awards in 2019. Proud indeed!


7/ Reliable!

With a wide base of celebrants, Humanist Society Scotland are able to offer the HSS Promise.

One great benefit is that in the very unlikely event that your chosen celebrant is unable to conduct your ceremony, they will provide a highly trained replacement celebrant to conduct the ceremony using the script that you have approved.


8/ Diverse!

Humanist Society Scotland have a wide and varied group of celebrants, so you can be sure to find someone who is just right for the ceremony you have in mind!

So whether you’ve always wanted to get married on skis, want a celebrant who can speak French or who shares your passion for Star Wars, they can find someone to suit you!

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9/ Unique!

Humanist Society Scotland celebrants are always happy to give advice and examples, but they write your ceremony based around you and what you want to include in your day.

If you want to create something truly unique, they’ll help your plan come together!


10/ Ethical!

Humanist Society Scotland provide genuine and bespoke Humanist ceremonies, so you can be sure that you’re being married by someone who shares your values and beliefs.

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