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(1)The Registrar General is to keep a register to be known as the Book of Scottish Connections (“the BSC”) for the purpose of recording, in accordance with subsection (6), qualifying events.
(2)The following events are qualifying events—
(a)a person's birth, where—
(i)the birth occurred outside Scotland; and
(ii)the person falls within subsection (4);
(b)a person's death, where—
(i)the death occurred outside Scotland; and
(ii)the person falls within subsection (4) or (5);
(c)a marriage, where—
(i)the marriage occurred outside Scotland; and
(ii)at least one of the parties falls within subsection (4) or (5);
(d)the formation in a part of the United Kingdom other than Scotland, of a civil partnership, where at least one of the parties falls within subsection (4) or (5);
(e)the entering into of an overseas relationship, where at least one of the parties falls within subsection (4) or (5);
(f)a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership (formed in any part of the United Kingdom) or overseas relationship, where—
(i)the divorce or dissolution occurred outside Scotland; and
(ii)at least one of the parties to the divorce or dissolution falls within subsection (4) or (5).
(3)In subsection (2)—
(a)a reference to an event occurring outside Scotland is a reference to its occurring in any other part of the United Kingdom or elsewhere; and
(b)“overseas relationship” has the meaning given by section 212 of the 2004 Act.
(4)A person falls within this subsection if—
(a)one of the person's parents or grandparents was born in Scotland; or
(b)there is an entry in the BSC in respect of any event relating to one of the person's parents or grandparents.
(5)A person falls within this subsection if—
(a)the person was born in Scotland; or
(b)the person was normally resident in Scotland at the time of the event.
(6)The Registrar General is to make an entry in the BSC in respect of a qualifying event where—
(a)an application has been made for the recording of the event;
(b)the application is in the prescribed form;
(c)such fees as may be prescribed are paid;
(d)such documents as may be prescribed are submitted; and
(e)the Registrar General considers it appropriate to do so.
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