This Registration Office serves a very large area of the Western Isles covering Ness, the West Side, Stornoway, Broadbay and Southern parts of Lewis, providing a full range of registration services including:

  • Registering Births Deaths and Marriages (by appointment)
  • Issuing extracts (copy certificates) from the Registers
  • Conducting Civil Marriages and Partnerships
  • Conducting Searches for genealogy purposes and family trees
  • Registering Cemetery lairs

Location & Town Hall Wedding Venue

The Registration Service is based on the ground floor of the Town Hall building in the centre of Stornoway, within Customer Services. The entrance is on Point Street.

The Town Hall Balcony is available for weddings with up to 30 guests. There is a lift for disabled access. The main Town Hall can be booked for larger weddings and functions, accommodating a maximum of approximately 270 seated guests.

More information and photographs.

Hours of Business
 Day  Times
Monday Tuesday & Thursday 9.00am  -  12.30pm & 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Friday 9.00am  -  12.30pm & 2.00pm to 4.00pm

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 01851 822620 or email us at

Information Available

  • All Scottish indexes for Births Deaths and Marriages from 1855 onwards
  • All Scottish parish register indexes from 1553 - 1854
  • Divorce indexes from 1984
  • Census records 1841 - 1911
  • Local parish registers