Benbecula & Uists

This Registration Office serves the whole of North Uist (including Berneray), South Uist (including Eriskay) and Benbecula providing a full range of registration services including:

  • Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (by appointment)
  • Issuing extracts (‘certificates’) from the Registers
  • Conducting Civil Marriages and Partnerships
  • Conducting searches for genealogy purposes and family trees

Location & Marriage Room

The office is based in Balivanich Council Offices and the Marriage Room is available for weddings with up to approximately 15 guests.

Hours of Business

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 12.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm

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 on 01870 604981 or email us at

Information Available

  • All Scottish records for Births Deaths and Marriages from 1855 onwards
  • Divorce indexes from 1984
  • Census records 1841 - 1891
  • Local area registers