Registrar Details

Within the Shetland Islands registration area the main office is based in Lerwick Town Hall, and is normally open 9am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.  During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Registrar offers an appointment only service.  Please call or email in advance to arrange an appointment before your visit. 

There are also some home based registrars who carry out manual registrations in their own homes, by appointment only. 

Any birth or death that occurs anywhere in Scotland can be registered in any registration district in Scotland.

All information regarding the registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages as well as the forms required for getting married in Scotland can be found on the National Records of Scotland website, or contact the Chief Registrar in Lerwick. Email:

Office Registrar Address Telephone Number
Chief Registrar:
Mrs M Williamson
Chief Registrar:
Mrs A Jeromson
Depute Registrar:
Sherri Malcolmson
Town Hall, Lerwick, ZE1 0HB 01595 744562 / 26
Fair Isle Mr D Wheeler Field, Fair Isle, ZE2 9JU 01595 760224
Foula Mrs S Gear Magdala, Foula, ZE2 9PN 01595 753279
Skerries Mrs D Hughson Hillcrest, East Isle, Skerries, ZE2 9AR 01806 515255