About Me

A Humanist Celebrant Beach Wedding in Lothian Edinburgh Kathryn Hanson Conducting a Wedding Ceremony Traditional Scottish Handfasting Wedding

I grew up in rural Dumfriesshire and have spent my adult life living between Glasgow and Edinburgh. I absolutely love that I get the best of both worlds as a Humanist Celebrant - exploring cities and countryside all across Scotland. One day I could be conducting a ceremony in a hipster city-centre art-space and the next, out in my hiking boots in the beautiful Scottish wild.

My previous jobs have taken me down many paths – from a phlebotomist to a science communicator (where I realised that if I can stand in front of 100 high-school kids and be passionate about science, then I can do any kind of public speaking). But it is as a Humanist Celebrant, I found my true passion!

I became a Humanist by accident. After speaking at the funeral of a close family member, I realised the gravity of telling someone’s story and the happiness that can come from sharing it with those closest to them, despite the far-from-happy circumstances. That night I decided I wanted to become a Humanist Celebrant.

Back in 2014, I had my own Humanist wedding. It sounds so cliché to say it, but it really was the happiest day of my life (the truth is the truth)! Every wedding that I do, I bring all the excitement that I felt for my own wedding with me. I absolutely love that my job is celebrating the love that each couple has!

When not celebranting, I love yoga, going to gigs, baking and eating delicious food, making crafty things, general geekiness (if you want some wise words from Gandalf, or a Game of Thrones handfasting - I’m the celebrant for you!), chatting and drinking tea.