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Scottish Wedding Information

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Scottish Weddings

Traditional wedding customs in Scotland

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A traditional Celtic way of signifying an engagement. If you want a handfasting ceremony, speak to Scotland's only Celtic Bishop, the Most Rev William Mackie (sorry, no contact details).

Scottish Wedding vows in Gaelic and English
Source: Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Gaelic wedding blessing

Supplied by Christopher Lau, University of Calgary

Mle filte dhuit le d'bhrid,
Fad do r gun robh thu sln.
Mran lithean dhuit is sth,
Le d'mhaitheas is le d'n bhi fs.

Translated as:

"A thousand welcomes to you with your marriage kerchief, may you be healthy all your days. May you be blessed
with long life and peace, may you grow old with
goodness, and with riches."

This is attributed to the Rev. Donald MacLeod, minister of Duirinish, Skye, Scotland c. 1760.

The bit about the marriage kerchief probably isn't applicable these days, so you could just ignore it (any Bards fancy thinking up a suitable replacement?)

Celtic wedding rings

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Celtic jewellery from Wales

UK Weddings

General info about UK weddings. Not much Scottish content

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