Argyll and Bute draws in happy couples

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More than 600 marriages are conducted by Argyll and Bute Council’s registrars each year – that’s almost two weddings every day.

In 2002, the law changed in Scotland, allowing people to get married anywhere. Since then, the registrars in Argyll and Bute have seen an influx of people tying the knot in a variety of beautiful locations across the area.

Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for corporate services, Councillor Rory Colville, said: ‘It’s so great to see that people are choosing to get married in Argyll and Bute. We have some stunning scenery and ceremonies have been held in a huge range of locations, from beaches and castles to the more intimate surroundings of the couple’s home or garden.

‘Being a registrar isn’t a nine-to-five job and they will do whatever it takes to try to make a couple’s wedding the special day they dreamed of. They can also help with other important family events such as naming ceremonies and rededication of marriage vows.’

There are a range of different ceremonies to inspire you as you create a special day you will never forget. These range from the Celtic custom of hand-fasting, to a traditional Scottish quaich ceremony, or even the pinning of the tartan.

To find out more about getting married in Argyll and Bute, and designing a ceremony that’s tailor-made for you, see the guide on the website – uk/marriage/