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Become a celebrant

Becoming a Humanist Celebrant

At this time we would welcome applications from members wishing to become celebrants and living in Ayrshire, Falkirk, Glasgow, Aberdeen and the Highlands.

So, if you live in one of the following postcodes HS, KW, IV, PH, PA, AB, G, KA, ML and FK then you can download a role description, FAQs and an application form here:

and submit the application form together with an up to date CV to

Applications will only be accepted from people who have been an active member of Humanist Society Scotland for at least a year.

Our waiting list for other areas of the country has a large number of applicants on it which could take over 2 years to clear. However, we are always reviewing the demand for our ceremonies as well as the capacity of our celebrants to meet that demand so please check this page on a regular basis or email your contact details only.


A Little About Our Celebrants

Good celebrants combine strong personal qualities and high levels of professional competence. Being a Humanist celebrant is an occupation that is challenging, rewarding, inspiring and consonant with your values. It is an occupation that provides some of our hardest working, full-time celebrants with a living.

Each ceremony we conduct is unique. Each ceremony is one of the most important events in the lives of the people concerned. Our celebrants all demonstrate the same qualities:

· A commitment to Humanism.

· A willingness to contribute to the celebrant network and to the Society.

· Finely tuned, highly developed interpersonal skills.

· The time and availability to do the work.

· Life experience.

· Good organisational and IT skills.

All our new celebrants are trained first to deliver funerals. We believe that the rigour and discipline that preparing and delivering funerals demands, together with the interpersonal skills you need to exhibit, makes it the perfect training ground for a new celebrant. It is also the ceremony that is in the highest demand.

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