Posted: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:18
The Scottish Secular Society has launched a petition challenging the lack of democratic accountability in Local Authority Education Committees automatically including Church nominees.
Posted: Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:34
The 2015 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey has found Scots to be increasingly accepting of ethnic and religious diversity, though many still have particular concerns about Islam.
Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:11
The Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) has launched a judicial review against the Scottish Government following its refusal to allow sixth form pupils to opt themselves out of Religious Observance.
Posted: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:05
The Scottish Episcopal Church has paved the way towards allowing gay marriage, raising the prospect of a clash with the Church of England.
Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:47
A report into the influence of religion in Scottish law has said that Scotland's education system is out-of-step with society, despite progress in other areas in establishing rights for the non-religious.
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:04
A Muslim activist has boasted of plans to ban criticism of Islam, days before his organisation is due to appear at the SNP conference.
Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:05
Plans to set up a "religious pressure group" featuring creationist MSPs in the Scottish Parliament have come under fire from non-believers and minority faith groups.
Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 10:55
St Andrew's University has rejected attempts to strip Cardinal Keith O'Brien of an honorary degree, despite his role in blocking an inquiry into sex abuse and his admission of sexual misconduct.
Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:37
The National Secular Society has criticised the former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond for his "divisive rhetoric" after he stated that he prefers religious people to atheists or apostates.
Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:55
In just three days over 300 students at a Scottish High School signed a petition against compulsory Christian assemblies.
Posted: Thu, 28 May 2015 13:53
The Scottish education minister has stated that creationism should not be taught in science classes in publicly-funded Scottish schools.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:23
Two MSPs have offered formal support for a motion which calls for Scottish children to be made "aware of" creationist teaching.
Posted: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:20
Christian groups have responded angrily to plans by Edinburgh Council to abolish free parking on Sunday mornings.
Posted: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:23
Researchers in the history and law departments of Glasgow University are beginning a research project to map the historical and current religious privileges in Scotland's laws.
Posted: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:52
Secular campaigners in Scotland have lodged a formal complaint after the Scottish Parliament was used by an evangelical Christian group to launch a manifesto ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.
Posted: Mon, 19 May 2014 16:51
Falkirk Council has announced plans to change admissions policies for all its denominational (Roman Catholic) schools to ensure baptised children are given priority over other children.
Posted: Tue, 06 May 2014 16:02
Campaigners in Scotland have called for the Scottish Parliament's weekly 'Time for Reflection' to be more representative of the diversity of religion and belief in Scotland.
Posted: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:19
The Scottish Review, an on-line magazine for discussion of Scottish affairs, questions in its latest issue whether there may have been a conflict of interest in the controversial decision by the Scottish Charity Appeals Panel on St Margaret's Catholic Adoption Society.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:40
Edinburgh Secular Society (ESS) has presented its case for the removal of unelected religious representatives on local authority education committees to the Scottish Government's Petitions Committee.
Bill submitted to Scottish Parliament that would abolish religious representatives on education committees
Posted: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 10:39
An independent Member of the Scottish Parliament, John Finnie, has given his support to a campaign to remove the legal right of religious groups to vote on education matters on local council committees.