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Pagan Census Results

Pagan Census Results The Scottish Saltire flag.

May 2024 Paganism is now the 4th biggest religion in Scotland.   The 2022 Scottish census results on religion have finally been released.   After over a decade of the Scottish PF campaigning for a Pagan Tick Box, to better capture the number of Pagans here in Scotland more accurately, we now have our figures […]

SPF Conference 2024

SPF Conference 2024

May 2024 The next Scottish Pagan Conference is taking shape! The theme this year is the Exoteric, intended for or likely to be understood by the general public. Spirituality can be part of common life and doesn’t always need to reside in occult and hidden meanings. Everyday mundane rituals can be and are as powerful […]

Multi-Faith Celebration

Multi-Faith Celebration Matthew Cormack with the Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf.

July 2023 Over the last year the Scottish Pagan Federation has been an active member of the Scottish Government’s Faith and Belief Representative Group. The group’s purpose is for different faith communities within Scotland to be able to discuss issues facing their communities and how we can work together to address these. Our Deputy Presiding […]

SPF Conference 2023

SPF Conference 2023 The SPF logo. A Tree with two thistles is inside a circle. There is a sun in the tree with the letter S. On either side of the tree are the letters P and F.

By Matt Cormack, June 2023   It is with a great sense of joy that I am able to share some important news with you. The SPF will be having our first in-person conference since 2019!    Our last in-person SPF conference was in 2019. In 2020 and 2022 we hosted online conferences due to […]

Update on the Pagan Discrimination Survey

Update on the Pagan Discrimination Survey A sigil on canvas with Theban lettering around it. There is a rainbow handprint over the sigil. The sigil is to protect LGBTQIA+ people.

By Matt Cormack, November 2022 In March 2021 our Presiding Officer, Steffy Von Scott, and Deputy Presiding Officer, Helen Woodsford-Dean, wrote to several Scottish Government Ministers and MSPs regarding the results of the Pagan Discrimination Survey. There was an initial response from the Scottish Government to acknowledge they had received our letters in 2021.   […]

The Memorial Project Commemorating the Victims of the Orkney Witchcraft Trials

The Memorial Project Commemorating the Victims of the Orkney Witchcraft Trials The Orkney Memorial Tablet. There is a compass in the middle with the words "In memory of those accused of witchcraft". Around the sides of the compass are the words "They wur cheust folk".

By Helen Woodsford-Dean, 2022 Between 2013 and 2019, Dr Ragnhild Ljosland and Helen Woodsford-Dean worked with the Orkney Heritage Society to install a small memorial to the victims of Orkney’s witch-trials. The original inspiration for the project came from a lecture given by Professor Liv Helene Willumsen in 2012, invited by the Centre for Nordic […]

On Leading the Pagan Prayer for COP26 Interfaith Vigil, Samhain, 2021

On Leading the Pagan Prayer for COP26 Interfaith Vigil, Samhain, 2021 A tree in the centre with other trees in the background. There is mist surrounding the trees.

By Linda Haggerstone, 2021 As National Interfaith Officer for the SPF, and prior to taking on the role, I’m frequently asked two quite reasonable questions, “…but what do Pagans do?” This refers to both belief and action. The latter, I must highlight, especially concerns our relationships with and contributions to the wider world in which […]

SPF launches Europe-wide Pagan Discrimination Survey

SPF launches Europe-wide Pagan Discrimination Survey pagan-discrimination-survey

By Steffy VonScott, Nov 15 2020 Links to surveys: General Survey Social Survey Workplace Surevy Officialdom Survey Paganism, as a faith community, has been growing in stature and acceptance for some time now thanks to the dedication and hard work of the Pagan Federation(s). The Pagan Federation itself was first founded in 1971 in reply […]

Victory for Scottish Paganism in National Census Campaign

Victory for Scottish Paganism in National Census Campaign The Scottish Saltire flag.

By Steffy VonScott, Mar 17 2020 The Scottish Pagan Federation have finally won our twenty-year battle to have Paganism included in the National Census for Scotland. This is a massive victory for Scottish Paganism in terms of rights and recognition. This victory comes off the back of several years of very hard work by the […]

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