The Registration Service reopened from Monday, 29 June, 2020 for the following essential services only:

  • The registration of Births, Deaths, Stillbirths, Civil Partnerships & Marriages
  • The solemnisation of civil marriages and accepting & processing marriage paperwork for marriages and civil partnerships.

Please call to speak to a Registrar if you would like to discuss any registration requirement during these revised arrangements. We understand that you still need support during this difficult time and our Registrars are here to help.

Registrars are also available at weekends by email or phone to support anyone who needs to make an appointment to register a death or a birth.

Please call the appropriate office to make an appointment:

Office Opening Times

Stirling (01786 233961):

Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm.

Balfron (01630 440315):

Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm

Please note, the Balfron Office will be closed Thursday and Friday (9 & 10 July) and will re-open again on Monday 13 July 2020 at 9am.

Aberfoyle:

Closed until further notice – please contact Stirling or Balfron Registration Offices

Callander:

Closed until further notice – please contact Stirling or Balfron Registration Offices

Dunblane:

Closed until further notice – please contact the Stirling Registration Office

Killin (01567 820655):

Death Registration by appointment only

Births

From Monday, 29 June, 2020, Stirling Council Registration Service resumed birth registrations. This is being done in a staggered approach to ensure families are treated fairly and Registration Services are able to allocate resources to tackling the backlog of birth registrations.

Parents of babies born up to the end of April should now contact the registration office in Stirling (01786 233961) or Balfron (01360 440315) to arrange an appointment to register their baby/babies.

We will work to ensure that births are registered as quickly as possible but your patience will be much appreciated as the backlog of birth registrations are processed.

Deaths

Registrars will continue to register deaths remotely. Please remember, although you will not attend for a face to face appointment, our Registrars will still be there to help you. They will guide you through this process.

It is the responsibility of the GP, or Hospital Doctor (if the death occurred in hospital) to email Form 11 Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) to the Registrar in the local area as identified by the informant. The informant is often a family member, or if that’s not possible, could be the Funeral Director. It would greatly assist the process if contact details of this family member or Funeral Director could be included with the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. If no contact details are included it is then the responsibility of the informant to contact the Registration office to start the process of registration.

The original Medical Certificate of Cause of Death should then be posted to the office of the Registrar by the GP or Hospital Doctor. Once the email Medical Certificate of Cause of Death is received by the Registrar and team, the process of registration can begin.

It may take more than one phone call to finalise the registration process.  To reflect this, deaths no longer need to be registered within an 8 day period. They will be dealt with as quickly as possible in the order received.  We know that this might be stressful, but are here to help you at this difficult time.

If the death is to be registered in Stirling then the MCCD should be emailed to registrar@stirling.gov.uk

Address for posting Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) are:

Stirling: Registration Service, The Tolbooth, Broad Street, Stirling FK8 1DE

or

Balfron: Registration Service, 32 Buchanan Street, Balfron G63 0TR

Please do not send the MCCDs to any other office within Stirling Council as they are currently closed.

Still-birth

Registrars will continue to carry out still-birth registrations remotely. There will be no face to face Appointments.  Please call to speak to a Registrar if you would like to discuss any registration requirement during these revised arrangements.  We understand that you still need support during this difficult time, and our Registrars are here to help.

In order to register the still-birth it is the responsibility of the Midwife or Hospital Doctor to email Form 6 Medical Certificate of Cause of Still-birth to the Registrar in the local area as identified by the informant. The informant is often a family member, or if that’s not possible, could be the Funeral Director.  It would greatly assist the process if contact details of this family member or Funeral Director could be included with the Medical Certificate of Cause of Still-birth.  If no contact details are included it is then the responsibility of the informant to contact the Registration office to start the process of registration.

The original Medical Certificate of Cause of Still-birth should then be posted to the office of the Registrar by the Midwife or Hospital Doctor.

Once the email Medical Certificate of Cause of Still-birth is received by the registration team the process of registration can begin.

It may take more than one phone call to finalise the registration process.  To reflect this, still-births no longer need to be registered within a 21 day period. They will be dealt with as quickly as possible in the order received.  We know that this might be stressful, but are here to help you at this difficult time.

If the still-birth is to be registered in Stirling then the Certificate should be emailed to registrar@stirling.gov.uk

Address for posting Medical Certificate of Cause of Stillbirth are:

Stirling: Registration Service, The Tolbooth, Broad Street, Stirling FK8 1DE

or

Balfron: Registration Service, 32 Buchanan Street, Balfron G63 0TR

Please do not send the Medical Certificate of Cause of Stillbirth to any other office within Stirling Council as they are currently closed.

Marriage/Civil partnerships

Marriage and Civil Partnerships in Scotland can commence from 29 June 2020 under Phase 2 of the Scottish Government Routemap. Ceremonies will take place outdoors only.

Members of three separate households, to a maximum number of eight people will be permitted to attend an outdoor wedding or civil partnership.  This is to allow the parties (who may not be part of the same household prior to marriage) and the witnesses to attend.  This limitation does not include the Registrar/Celebrant or any necessary interpreter.

Please post your completed Marriage/Civil Partnership Notices and accompanying documents (which must be originals) to the following office:

Stirling: Registration Service, The Tolbooth, Broad Street, Stirling FK8 1DE for ceremonies taking place in or around Stirling & Dunblane.

Balfron: Registration Service, 32 Buchanan Street, Balfron G63 0TR for ceremonies taking place in or around Aberfoyle, Balfron & Callander.

Killin: Registration Service, Killin Library, Main Street, Killin FK21 8UW for ceremonies taking place in or around Killin.

Please remember to include your contact details on any correspondence.

Couples must give the minimum of 29 days notice from when we receive and process your paperwork & fees.

Please contact the relevant office if you require further information.

  • Certificates– Certificates are currently unavailable. In the event of an urgent request, please contact the relevant office. Please note that urgent requests will incur a Certificate Fast Track Fee of £5.00 and will be posted 1st class within 24 hours of receipt of payment.
  • GenealogyScotlandspeople Family History has been suspended until further notice.
  • Citizenship ceremonies- all forthcoming ceremonies have been suspended until further notice.

Last updated: Friday, July 10, 2020 2:54 PM