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

    3. 5. Objections to marriage.

    4. 6. The Marriage Schedule.

    5. 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 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 religious marriages.

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

    7. 15. Registration of religious 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.

  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. 25. Regulations.

    6. 26. Interpretation.

    7. 27. Transitional and saving provisions.

    8. 28. Consequential amendments and repeals.

    9. 29. Short title, commencement and extent.

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. Schedule 1

      Degrees of Relationship

    2. 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...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Repeals

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