Now that your baby has been born, you must by law, within 21 days, register the birth with a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
The law now allows for a birth which occurred in Scotland to be registered at any district within Scotland.
It is the responsibility of the mother or the father, if married to each other, to attend the Registration Office.
If you are not married but your partner wishes to register that he is the father of the baby then he will need either:
In line with guidance from the Depute Registrar General and the Scottish Government, registration services will be provided in Orkney from Monday 29 June 2020 subject to the following restrictions... ...read more >
An abbreviated birth certificate is issued free of charge at the time of registration and a full birth certificate can be obtained for the appropriate fee.
You will be required to take along to the Registrar the following documents:
For more information contact the Council’s Senior Registrar, Patricia Breck, on 01856873535.