Civil partnerships

Civil Partnerships are a way of giving adult same-sex couples the opportunity to enter into a binding commitment to each other.

Couples are required to give notice of intention to register at a local authority registration office.  Civil Partnership notice forms  may be obtained from any Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Scotland or you can download notices from

The ceremony can take the form of simply signing the register in front of the registrar and two witnesses, or the couple can opt for a ceremony designed to meet their wishes.

Ceremonies can be held within a registration office or at a venue agreed between the couple and the Registrar. If you want to discuss your ideas further we are happy to assist you.

Access a full list of our Marriage and civil partnership fees.