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Will we be able to have a ceremony in Scotland and what form will it take?

Will we be able to have a ceremony in Scotland and what form will it take?

The Civil Partnership Act 2004 does not set out a legally prescribed form of ceremony to be used at the time of the registration of Civil Partnerships in Scotland. The Registrar General sets out a suggested form of ceremony in guidance to local registrars. So, if you would like a ceremony to form part of the registration of your Civil Partnership, and it is to be registered by a registrar, then you should contact the registrar for the district in which you intend to register your Civil Partnership. The registrar will be able to explain to you what arrangements may be made locally. They would also be happy to confirm in advance the form of words that might be used during the ceremony.

If your Civil Partnership is to be registered by a religious or belief celebrant, you should discuss arrangements for any ceremony with them.