The lockdown ban on weddings should be lifted a Glasgow MSP has said.

Adam Tomkins, Conservative MSP, says it is a human right and has proposed an amendment to the coronavirus laws.

Registrars are not currently conducting marriage ceremonies but with deaths falling, and registrars not now under pressure from a large number of deaths, Mr Tomkins said weddings and civil partnerships should now be restarted.

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The MSP agrees that there can be no wedding receptions due to the ban on gatherings but that doe not need to prevent weddings from taking place.

Mr Tomkins said: “We all understand why the restrictions are in place, and that it would be impossible to throw large wedding parties at the moment.

“But the fundamental right for a couple to get married is a human right, and not one that should be restricted.

“There are plenty of places in Scotland where couples could safely get married, with the required three other people in attendance, and a necessary social distance.

“There are couples around Scotland who want to take this next step in their lives, and the Scottish Government should be now allowing them to do so.

“Lifting this wedding bells ban would go some way to achieving this.”

He will propose the amendment to the Emergency Coronavirus legislation in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.