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Types of marriage in Scotland

Types of marriage in Scotland

You can be married in either of two ways in Scotland, either by a civil marriage ceremony or by a religious or belief marriage ceremony.

  • Civil marriage
    • Whether you are planning your civil ceremony to take place in a registrar’s office, or at a place agreed with the registration authority, you may choose to personalise your civil ceremony. You may incorporate readings, poetry, music or indeed your own personal vows to one another, in addition to the legal declarations you must make.
  • Religious marriage (which includes other belief systems)
    • Religious or belief marriage ceremonies vary greatly, depending on the religion or belief involved. They include marriages by celebrants of many Christian denominations, and celebrants from other religions such as Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus. They also include celebrants from other belief systems, such as Humanists.

For Further Information Contact

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