I am a Registered Celebrant with the Humanist Society Scotland, living in Dumbarton, conveniently placed for Glasgow, Loch Lomond and the West Coast.
I am available for weddings, civil partnerships, naming ceremonies and funerals, some of which feature in my blog. If you have any questions regarding Humanist ceremonies, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Prior to becoming a Celebrant, I was a Funeral Manager for over ten years. Humanist funerals were by far the most personal and engaging ceremonies I encountered and, when the opportunity arose, I was delighted to join the HSS as a Celebrant.
I was delighted when I received confirmation that I have been authorised to solemnise marriages in Scotland. Being able to conduct weddings (and non-legal ceremonies) is a real joy and a privilege. Following a change in the law in late 2014, I am now also authorised to conduct civil partnerships and was delighted to be amongst the guests at Scotland’s first Humanist same-sex marriage, a truly historic occasion.
I have also completed my Naming Ceremony training and have greatly enjoyed the subsequent chaos and mayhem! Naming, or Welcoming Ceremonies are great fun, a little emotional but very joyous occasions that almost never go to plan. I think it’s something to do with small children doing precisely the opposite of what you want them to do……
Being a Celebrant is fantastic. I work with some fascinating people and every day is different- who could ask for anything more?
And, when I’m not being a Celebrant, I enjoy being daft with my daughter, rollerskating and avoiding housework and I have an intense dislike of slugs and Last Night of the Proms. I also like to tell everyone about my general stupidity and mishaps on my Facebook page, post terrible photos of beautiful weddings on Instagram and occasionally remember I have a Twitter feed too.