This Registration Office serves the whole of the Isles of Barra & Vatersay, providing a full range of registration services including:

  • Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (by appointment)
  • Issuing copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
  • Conducting Civil Marriages and Civil Partnerships
  • Arranging the purchase of new lairs in Cuier and Vatersay Cemeteries
  • Making arrangements for burials in Barra & Vatersay Cemeteries

Location and Marriage Room

The office is based in the Centre of Castlebay and the Marriage Room is available for weddings with up to 8 guests.

Hours of Business

The office is open for payments and general enquiries about any of the above, including wedding enquiries, Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Appointments to register births and deaths are normally made Monday to Friday between 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Civil weddings can be conducted at most times from Monday to Saturday by arrangement.

Appointment System

This office operates an appointment system. To make an appointment to register a birth or death, to discuss your wedding, or for any other enquiry please contact us on01871 810431 or email us at

Information Available

  • Original birth, death and marriage registers for Barra, Vatersay and Mingulay
  • Burial records for Cuier and Vatersay Cemeteries
  • Access via the Scotland’s People database to family history information for the whole of Scotland (for a search fee)