The areas of Scotland with the highest rates of marriage.

These are the 15 areas in Scotland where the most marriages take place

These are Scotland's most popular areas to get married in - and some may surprise you.

According to data collected from The National Records of Scotland, these are the council areas where the most people got married in 2018 proportionate to each area's population.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, Dumfries and Galloway - the location of Gretna Green - saw the highest rate of marriage in 2018, with 2724 marriages for every 100,000 people taking place in a year.

1. Dumfries and Galloway

Somewhat unsurprisingly, Dumfries and Galloway - the location of Gretna Green - saw the highest rate of marriage in 2018, with 2724 marriages for every 100,000 people taking place in a year.
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In second place is Argyll and Bute, where there were 1222 marriages for every 100,000 people taking place in 2018.

2. Argyll and Bute

In second place is Argyll and Bute, where there were 1222 marriages for every 100,000 people taking place in 2018.
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Home to a number of picturesque, historical buildings, South Ayrshire is the third most popular council area in Scotland to marry in. For every 100,000 people, 763 marriages took place there last year.

3. South Ayrshire

Home to a number of picturesque, historical buildings, South Ayrshire is the third most popular council area in Scotland to marry in. For every 100,000 people, 763 marriages took place there last year.
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In 2018, for every 100,000 people in Stirling, 719 weddings took place - putting it just shy of South Ayrshires 763.

4. Stirling

In 2018, for every 100,000 people in Stirling, 719 weddings took place - putting it just shy of South Ayrshires 763.
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