It has been great to see the figures for the second quarter of 2015 released by the National Records of Scotland. This period covers the 1st April to the 30th June 2015.

There were 8,187 marriages in the second quarter of the year which is a fall of almost 2 percent from the same quarter in 2014. From our own experience we think this may be due to the number of couples choosing to get married all year round as opposed to the more traditional summer time weddings (May-September).

Of this total (8,187), 427 of these were same-sex marriages (approx 5.2%). In turn, there has been a significant decrease in the number of civil partnerships (8) and this may be due to more couples taking the opportunity to legally marry due to the changes in the Marriage Act at the end of last year.

The second quarter was extremely busy for us with our team of celebrants conducting just over 1% of all marriages in Scotland. The number of ceremonies our team are conducting doesn’t seem to be slowing down and after a very busy summer we look forward to the release of the 3rd quarter statistics.

With a team of highly professional and trained celebrants based all over Scotland, we look forward to ensuring you have a unique, personal and memorable wedding day.

If you’d like to enquire about any of our celebrants availability please feel free to get in touch with us today. You can submit a contact form or give us a call!

Our celebrants diaries are filling up very fast for this year and next and we even have booking as far away as 2018 so don’t delay!

For more information please refer to the National Records of Scotland official website.

http://nationalrecordsofscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/general-publications/births-deaths-and-other-vital-events-quarterly-figures/quarter-2