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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 - by a civil or a religious ceremony:

  • Civil marriage
    • This ceremony may take place in a registration office or at any place mutually agreed between the couple and the local registration authority, other than religious premises.
  • Religious marriage (which includes other belief systems)
    • This ceremony can be solemnised only by a minister, clergyman, pastor, priest or other person authorised to do so under the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977.

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