Marriage in Scotland is recognised in the form of both civil and religious unions between individuals. Historically, the law of marriage has developed differently in Scotland to other jurisdictions in the United Kingdom as a consequence of the differences in Scots law and role of the separate established Church of Scotland. 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.
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Spring Legal Briefing. For those dealing with transactions and businesses in Scotland it is important to remember that Scots Law differs from English Law in a number of respects, and one of area of difference which has, in the past, caused much gnashing of teeth particularly during late night closing processes is the law around the requirements for the execution of documents. A particularly challenging feature of the Scottish requirements was, in the past, the inability to execute in counterpart and exchange remotely. However, in July legislation was passed in Scotland to permit execution in counterparts and facilitate electronic closings.
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