20th September 2018
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Registrars on the move

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Anyone wanting to register a birth, marriage or death will have to attend Lerwick Town Hall, rather than County Buildings.

The registrars’ office is moving today to a bigger space in what is the main civic building.

From next week chief registrar Marilyn Williamson and depute registrar Andrea Jeromson will be based in an office next to the council chamber. They will also have access to a room on the upper floor with a private space when necessary.

The move means the “marriage room” for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies will be the council chamber or, for smaller events, Lystina House at the rear of the building. The first floor of the town hall will continue to be used as a venue for wedding receptions.

Citizenship ceremonies take place throughout the year, attended by Lord Lieutenant Bobby Hunter and council convener, Malcolm Bell. These will also continue to take place in the council chamber.

The registrars’ notice board outside County Buildings, where marriage notices are posted, will remain in use for the time being.

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