Couples who married in Gretna Green
Within the historic building of the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, where the Gretna Green Story is located there are ancient marriage registers of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries on display. If you know of a family member who married here we may have a record of their marriage certificate - ask a Blacksmith Guide and they will do a search for you.
For Gretna Green weddings that took place within the Famous Blacksmiths Shop complete records since 1928 exist and a majority of records since 1881 are also available. All records are now stored within a computerised database and usually from the groom's name alone we can find the certificate date. We can then go to the Archives and find the original certificate. For the search and a copy of the certificate we charge £5.
If we cannot find records here please do not lose heart - we can suggest other places where records are kept and offer assistance and advice on where to go.
Scottish Clan Information Centre
Explore the Scottish Clan Tartan Finder database and discover your Scottish ancestry at the New Shop.
Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scots writer ignited our imagination and a fascination for the colourful plaids worn by our Scots Ancestors. Now people the world over seek to discover their clan roots and the tartan that unites them - the symbol of their identity.
Discover your clan roots by exploring the easy to operate computerised service available in the New Shop. Purchase an authentic heraldry certificate and to complement this you will discover a myriad of goods produced in your family tartan or with your clan crest. Buy anything from a clan kilt to a plaid tie.
If your name does not have an immediate association with a Scottish Clan you can adopt a clan or choose a modern tartan to wear. It is traditional for those out with a clan to be welcomed into a clan - the clan offering protection in return for skills or services. This custom is known as a "Bond of Man Rent" and is at the discretion of the Clan Chief. You could be adopted by the Clan MacDonald, which is the largest clan in Scotland and have a long tradition of Bonds of Man Rent.
Why not browse our Scottish tartan & Scottish clan products in our on-line shop.