In this Act—

35Ancillary provision

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order make such supplementary, incidental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision as they consider necessary or expedient for the purposes of, or in connection with, or for giving full effect to, any provision of this Act.

(2)An order under subsection (1) may make different provision for different purposes.

(3)An order under subsection (1) may modify any enactment (including this Act).

(4)Subject to subsection (5), an order under subsection (1) is subject to the negative procedure.

(5)An order under subsection (1) containing provisions which add to, replace or omit any part of the text of an Act is subject to the affirmative procedure.


(1)This section and sections 34, 35 and 37 come into force on the day after Royal Assent.

(2)The other provisions of this Act come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint.

(3)An order under subsection (2) may include transitional, transitory or saving provision.

37Short title

The short title of this Act is the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014.