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Registering a Still-birth

Registering a Still-birth

We would like to offer you and your family our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. In this section there is information and guidance aimed at helping you through the registration process.

When and where can the still-birth be registered?

We can now register a still-birth remotely without a face to face appointment. You do not need to collect the certificate of still-birth (Form 6) from the certifying doctor or registered midwife. Instead, the certificate will be sent to us electronically and the registration can be completed over the telephone.

If you need to register a still-birth, please phone the Registration Office on 01259 723850 or email (please include a daytime phone number).

Any still-birth which occurs in Scotland must be registered within 21 days at any Registration Office in Scotland.

Who can register the still-birth?

If the baby's parents are married to each other, or in a registered civil partnership with each other, at the time of registration, then either parent may register the still-birth.

If the baby's parents are not married, or in a registered civil partnership with each other, then the mother must register the still-birth. If the father / parent's name is also to be included in the register, then both parents should be present at the registration telephone appointment together.  If this is not possible, please contact the Registrar for advice.

What the registrar will ask before the registration:

  • The parents’ full names and occupations.
  • Details of the parents' birth and marriages or civil partnership certificates. 
    • If these occurred in Scotland, the registrar can look up details on the Scottish Family History System. However, if any relevant life events occurred outside Scotland, the registrar may ask you to email them a digital copy, for example a scan or photograph of the certificates, if possible.

After the Registrar has taken the details over the phone, an appointment will then be made with you for the registration.  

Still-birth registrations can only begin when the certificate of still-birth (Form 6) has been emailed to the Registrar by the certifying doctor or registered midwife. Please ask the certifying doctor or registered midwife to email the death certificate to

Appointment phone call

During the registration appointment phone call, the registrar will read over the details on the register page. You will then be sent a copy of the register page electronically to check it for accuracy. 

It may take more than one phone call to complete the registration.

When the registration is complete, the Registrar will:

  • Email the Certificate of Registration of Still-birth (Form 8) to your chosen funeral director.

  • Issue an extract of still-birth, if so desired.

For Further Information Contact

The Registrar
Speirs Centre, Primrose Place, Alloa, FK10 1AD
Tel: 01259 723850 / 450000 Fax: 01259 723365