Order certificates of births, deaths and marriages relating to entries recorded in Scotland from 1855 to present day. 

Please call with your debit or credit card details and we will post your certificate to you:

  • 0131 271 3281 or 0131 271 3282

Certificates are posted out within 3 working days by first class mail, and will generally take another 2-3 business days to be delivered.


  • At time of registration a full extract of a Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Partnership is £10.00
  • After 1 month of registration a fee of £15.00 applies, which includes a search fee of £5.00
  • Postage charge - £1.00

Note:  If you are able to present an abbreviated Certificate, or Full Extract, of that same entry, the search fee of £5.00 will not apply.

Order online

You can also order certificates online from the Scotlands People website. You need to register with the website and then purchase tokens in order to search for the relevant information. 

Adopted children

Copies of birth certificates for adopted children are only available from National Records of Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh EH13 3YT. 

Please call 0131 535 1314.

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