Please note that the registration of deaths and stillbirths is the priority of the registration service at this time.
Our process for the registration of deaths has changed from 26 March 2020. We are now able to register deaths without a face to face appointment at the Speirs Centre.
Notification phone call
If you would like to register a death please contact the Registration Office on 01259 723850. During this notification phone call, a registrar will ask you the deceased's full name, date and place of birth, spouse(s) full name and maiden surname (if applicable) and date of marriage or civil partnership (if applicable). They will then make an appointment to phone you back to start the registration process.
The Registration Office can also be contacted by email at email@example.com.
Appointment phone call
During the appointment phone call the registrar will complete the register page electronically, taking your details over the phone. You will then be sent a copy of the register page electronically to check it for accuracy. If you are able to do so, please print, sign and scan the page, then send it by email back to the registrar. If you do not have printing facilities then you can email the registrar your confirmation of accuracy.
Once this process is complete the registrar will email the certificate of registration of death (Form 14) to the undertaker that you are using. They will post you the abbreviated death certificate and any full copies of the certificate you have requested. We will take a card payment over the phone.
If you would like to use the Tell Us Once service we can give you the phone number and email address for you to contact the DWP.
All birth registrations have been postponed until further notice. There is no need to worry about the 21 day time limit as extensions will be put in place. Further updates will be added to this page when available.
Following Government advice there will be no ceremonies taking place with immediate effect. Marriage schedules will not be issued for forthcoming ceremonies until further notice. Our website will be updated for all ceremonies including for couples who have existing bookings with the registration service and those who have postponed their ceremony.
Scotlandspeople Family History has been suspended until further notice.
All forthcoming ceremonies have been suspended until further notice.
Extracts and certificates for events already registered will be available to be ordered from scottishcertificates.org.uk. We aim to post our extracts within 3-5 working days. We cannot guarantee the priority service or special postal delivery service at this time.
We appreciate your support and co-operation during this time.