After studying and training with the Humanist Society Scotland, I am now qualified to compose and conduct wedding, non religious funerals and baby naming ceremonies. I have recently completed my wedding training and have been given approval to conduct legal weddings in Scotland by the Registrar General. Also, I shadowed fellow celebrants for many months, undertaken a residential course, then, spent a full day a Maryhill Crematorium, before further training and mentoring by celebrants and funeral directors throughout Lanarkshire. The whole process has been an enlightening and really positive experience. I have been able to draw on my existing skills and experience (previously I was a journalist, a nurse and I have acted professionally) to help families deal with some of their most difficult times. It is an enormous privilege to write a personal tribute, which I can then share with the family and friends at the ceremony-a cremation or a burial. Each ceremony is unique as it reflects a personality-one person, their life, their story, with their choice of music, songs,and poetry. A Humanist funeral ceremony is a fully inclusive ceremony where everyone is welcome to celebrate a life lived and to say a fond farewell to the person who has lived it. I can honestly say that being a Humanist Celebrant is the most emotionally rewarding job I have ever done.
I live in Quarrier’s Village, Renfrewshire. I am very happy to travel to Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Clyde, Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.