Fall in marriages across Scotland

THE number of people getting married in Scotland has fallen to the second lowest level in more than a century. Tim Maguire, spokesman for the Humanist Society in Scotland, said that the drop in the number of marriages had been noticed by the wedding industry.

He said “The number of ­ceremonies we performed last year was up by about 4% on the year before, but the year before that they had gone up by more than one-quarter, so the pace has slowed. “I’d say the drop in marriages is down to the fact that there was a 13 in the year. People may be drifting away from religion, but they still appear to be superstitious,” reports Jody Harrison in The Herald



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