Weddings are back on after MSPs amended lockdown legislation which will allow ceremonies to take place.

Glasgow Conservative MSP, Adam Tomkins, proposed the change which was accepted and agreed unanimously by MPS at Holyrood today.

The lockdown rules didn’t ban weddings but registrars were not conducting ceremonies to focus on registering the increasing number of deaths.

For weddings to go ahead they will need to be carried out in line with social distancing and no large parties can take place.

It will however allow couple who want to get married to do so.

Glasgow Times:

Mr Tomkins said it was about striking a better balance between allowing people to get married and keeping Coronavirus under control.

He said: “The fundamental right for a couple to get married is a human right, and not one that should be unfairly restricted.

“This may seem like a small matter in the face of the continued crisis, but it is a symbol of hope for the future.

“There are plenty of places in Scotland where couples can 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 now, we hope, they will be able to.”