Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:14
Tommy Sheppard MP has called for Scotland to move towards a secular education system and expressed his hope that secularist campaigners can "chip away" at religion's role in state schools.
Posted: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:45
Local campaigners have accused Lewis council of "blinding inconsistencies and contradictions" after it declined £11,400 to fund the opening of a sports centre on the Sabbath.
Church appointee tells education committee learning about “LGBT lifestyles” leaves children “disturbed”
Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:09
A clergyman has used his privileged position on Highland Council education committee to attack "overt" LGBT people.
Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:03
Campaigners have criticised Lewis Council after councillors declined a donation of over £11,000 intended to fund the opening of a popular swimming pool on Sundays.
Posted: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:21
The National Secular Society has highlighted failures in the governance of Scottish schools, identifying a string of incidents where pupils have been exposed in schools to extreme religious views.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:22
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on religious observance, following a court case last year and a poll from The Times which found a majority in favour of change.
Posted: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:26
An academic at the University of Edinburgh has called for the Scottish Government to open an Islamic faith school in response to the country's "multifaith and multicultural landscape".
Posted: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:45
Local campaigners have succeeded in their effort to secure funding to open a popular swimming pool on Sundays – denying the local council of their last pretext not to open it on the Sabbath.
Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:02
The National Secular Society is appealing to the Great British public to help a fundraising effort to open a swimming pool on the Isle of Lewis on Sundays, which councillors are currently refusing to open on the Sabbath.
Posted: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:26
Campaigners in Scotland have agreed to "pause" their legal action on religious observance in Scottish schools, pending a consultation by the Scottish Government.
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.