This is a marriage ceremony or the registration of a civil partnership.
This is any location in Scotland at which a marriage can take place.
Person responsible for the venue
The person or persons responsible for the management of a venue that has been provided for the purpose of the marriage.
Where the venue is a place of worship, the person responsible may be a faith leader, a lay person, or a management body or committee.
‘Attendee’ or ‘guest’
Individuals who enter a venue or, where the venue is outside, attend a venue in order to participate in or witness a marriage.
This is the religious or belief celebrant, or in the case of a civil marriage the local authority registrar.
Use of the term ‘must’
Where this guidance states that an activity must take place this means it is a legal requirement.
Use of the term ‘should’
Where the guidance states that an activity should take place this is not a legal requirement. However, the Scottish Government strongly advise following the guidance in order to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.