These differences led to a tradition of couples from England and Wales eloping to Scotland, most famously to marry at border towns such as Gretna Green.The legal minimum age to enter into a marriage in Scotland is sixteen years and does not require parental consent at any age.Carron Allan, from Coldstream, crashed on the Kelso to Cornhill road at Redden Farm in June...A WOMAN accused of being the mastermind behind a drug farm worth more than £100,000 is to have her case heard at crown court. The Corby trouser press was named after John Corby, who may or may not have taken his name from the town. Honourable mentions for Gretna Green, Coventry (Robert Boston); Hay on Wye (Alasdair Brooks); Jarrow (Danny Webster); Axminster, Wilton, once the county town of Wiltshire, Worstead, north of Norwich, where worsted cloth was invented (Guy Cudmore), Henley, Ascot (John Duffield), Hastings, Worcester (James) and A lot of nominations were received for Sandwich and Cardigan, but they were named after the person who was named after the town.There is a distinction between so called religious marriages, conducted by an authorised celebrant, and civil marriages, conducted by a state registrar but anyone over the age of 21 can apply to the Registrar General for authorisation to conduct a marriage under s12 of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 and no form of religious ceremony is necessary.Civil partnerships became available to same-sex couples in the United Kingdom in 2005 and grant rights and responsibilities virtually identical to civil marriage.
Some mothers took a leading role in negotiating marriages, as Lady Glenorchy did for her children in the 1560s and 1570s, or as matchmakers, finding suitable and compatible partners for others.Pham Thi Chou is accused of having grown 172 cannabis plants in a “professional set-up” in the loft of a flat in Talbot Road,...A WOMAN accused of fracturing a baby's leg has made her first appearance at crown court.THE Queen presented new Colours to the country's oldest regiment as its soldiers became the first to wear her Diamond Jubilee medal on parade.Under grey skies, the Queen, Colonel-in-Chief of the Coldstream Guards, gave the unit's 1st and 2nd... Nominated by James Irwin and nearly ruled out of order because it is also known, but not really “worldwide”, for its gorge.