‘More marriage tourism needed’ – Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
Scotland should do more to promote “marriage tourism”, according to the Registrar General for Scotland.
Nearly a quarter (23%) of couples who got married last year came from outside Scotland, according the latest Annual Review of Demographic Trends.
“These are tourist marriages: people who choose to come to Scotland to get married,” Registrar General George MacKenzie said. “The majority of those were to Gretna, while Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle are also very popular places to get married.