Agnostic Scotland

A new belief body for Scotland

Agnostic Scotland image by Marlene Lowe

Agnostic Scotland is a not for profit organisation, based in Edinburgh, and all surplus is reinvested into our Community Fund. Inspiration to create this new body came from working with couples and families during their life transition events.

My celebrant colleagues, Onie Tibbit and Linda Keys, and I were motivated to establish Agnostic Scotland after we found we were increasingly being asked to conduct, what were fundamentally, agnostic ceremonies for families. This highlighted to us the lack of choice available for those who wish to have ceremonies that are unique to them and their norms, beliefs and values.

All three of us share the belief that couples and families should be able to decide how and where they choose to mark the momentous occasions in their lives, however big or small, traditional or unconventional, religious or secular.

Agnostic Scotland was launched in early November 2019 with an event in Leith. Many friends, family and colleagues from the ceremony sector joined us as we celebrated with ceremony, ritual, song and plenty refreshments.

Now, through Agnostic Scotland, there is a legally-recognised and important additional option for families wishing to book an agnostic ceremony for weddings, funerals, memorials, vow renewals and more.

Please browse the Agnostic Scotland website, read our blog and our FAQ page to find out more about our ethos, aims and objectives, our Community Fund and Community Connection Gatherings schedule along with Ceremony fees. We are fully committed to being more diverse as an organisation. One of the aims of our Steering Group and our future Life Celebrancy Training is to diversify Celebrancy in Scotland.

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