There are two ways you can marry in Scotland – by a religious or belief ceremony or by a civil ceremony.

  • A civil marriage can take place in a registration office or any place agreed with the registrar. The marriage can be carried out by a registrar or an assistant registrar who has been approved by the Registrar General.
  • A religious or belief marriage, may be solemnised only by a religious or belief celebrant approved to do so under Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977.