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 >
The main Registration Office for Orkney is based in Kirkwall at the Orkney Islands Council Offices, School Place and is open Monday to Friday.
The Stromness Registration Office is based in the Warehouse Buildings, Stromness, and is on a "by appointment" basis.
There are nine home-based registration offices where the Registrars carry out registrations in their own homes by appointment.
Contact details for each Registration Office within Orkney are listed in the table below.
Since the implementation of the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 any birth or death which occurs in Scotland may be registered at any registration office in Scotland.
Registrars seek to deliver a professional, efficient and sympathetic registration service, resulting in the accurate recording and preservation of all events of birth, death and marriage.
All information regarding the registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages as well as the forms required for getting married in Scotland can be found on the National Records of Scotland website, available from 'Related Sites' section of this page.
Details of the current Registrars for Orkney is available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.