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Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Minimum age for marriage

    1. 1. Minimum age for marriage.

  3. Forbidden degrees

    1. 2. Marriage of related persons.

  4. Preliminaries to regular marriage

    1. 3. Notice of intention to marry.

    2. 3A.Additional information if party not relevant national

    3. 3B.Additional evidence if party not relevant national

    4. 3C.Declaration to accompany information and evidence

    5. 3D.Rejection of false information or evidence

    6. 3E.Marriage notice: treated as not given

    7. 3F.Referral of proposed marriage to Secretary of State

    8. 4. Marriage notice book and list of intended marriages.

    9. 5. Objections to marriage.

    10. 6. The Marriage Schedule.

    11. 6A.Marriage notice: false information or evidence

    12. 7. Marriage outside Scotland where a party resides in Scotland.

  5. Persons who may solemnise marriage

    1. 8. Persons who may solemnise marriage.

  6. Religious or belief marriages

    1. 9. Registration of nominated persons as celebrants.

    2. 10. Removal of celebrant’s name from register.

    3. 11. Alterations to register maintained under s. 9.

    4. 12. Temporary authorisation of celebrants.

    5. 13. Preliminaries to solemnisation of marriages by approved celebrants .

    6. 14. Form of ceremony to be used by approved celebrant.

    7. 15. Registration of religious or belief marriages .

    8. 16. Registrar’s power to require delivery of Marriage Schedule.

  7. Civil marriages

    1. 17. Appointment of authorised registrars.

    2. 18. Places at which civil marriages may be solemnised.

    3. 18A. Approved places

    4. 19. Marriage ceremony and registration of marriage.

    5. 20. Second marriage ceremony.

    6. Void marriages

      1. 20A.Grounds on which marriage void

  8. Irregular marriages

    1. 21. Registration of irregular marriages.

  9. General

    1. 22. Interpreters at marriage ceremony.

    2. 23. Cancellation of entry in register of marriages.

    3. 23A. Validity of registered marriage.

    4. 24. Offences.

    5. 24A.Form, and manner of attestation, of documents

    6. 25. Regulations.

    7. 26. Interpretation.

    8. 27. Transitional and saving provisions.

    9. 28. Consequential amendments and repeals.

    10. 29. Short title, commencement and extent.

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      DEGREES OF RELATIONSHIP

      1. 1.Relationships by consanguinity

      2. 2.Relationships by affinity referred to in section 2(1A)

      3. 3.Relationships by adoption

    2. SCHEDULE1A

      Modifications if proposed marriage referred under section 3F

      1. 1.Introduction

      2. 2.No Marriage Schedule to be completed until decision about investigation etc.

      3. 3.Marriage to be investigated: extension of 28 day period to 70 days

      4. 4.Effect of reducing statutory period

    3. SCHEDULE 2

      Consequential Amendments of Other Enactments

      1. The Foreign Marriage Act 1892 (c. 23)

        1. 1.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. The Marriage with Foreigners Act 1906 (c. 40)

        1. 2.In section 1(1) (British subject giving notice of intended foreign...

        2. 3.In section 2(1) (provision for regulations in relation to foreigners...

      3. The Marriage Act 1949 (c. 76)

        1. 4.In section 37(1) (one party resident in Scotland)—

      4. The Marriage (Scotland) Act 1956 (c. 70)

        1. 5.In section 1 (notice of marriage intended to be solemnised...

      5. The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (c. 49)

        1. 6.In section 11 (general provision as to fees)—

        2. 7.In section 12 (fees to be accounted for), at the...

        3. 8.In section 32(1) (provision of registers etc. by Registrar General),...

        4. 9.In section 52 (sending of documents by post), after the...

    4. SCHEDULE 3

      Repeals

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