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Getting married in Scotland

May 03, 2015 at 6:18 AM

Under Scottish law, no one can be forced to marry against their wishes and each partner must be 16 or over or unmarried. Marriages involving someone aged 15 or under are not recognised in law.

In June 2013, a Bill making provision for same-sex marriage in Scotland began its passage through the Scottish Parliament. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill came into force in March 2014 whereby existing civil partnerships can now be converted to a marriage and other same-sex couples can give notice of their intention to wed.

In Scotland, you must obtain a marriage schedule from the District Registrar in the district where you live. You can then be married in a religious ceremony provided it is a religion authorised under the Marriages (Scotland) Act 1977 or you can marry in a civil ceremony at a registration office.

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