First gay marriages held in Scotland

First gay weddings take place in Scotland

First gay marriages held in Scotland

The first same-sex marriages have taken place in Scotland.

Same-sex marriage was made legal in the country on 16 December but Scottish law requires a 15-day waiting period, before weddings can take place.

The first couple to marry were Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown, who tied the knot at 00.01 in a humanist ceremony in Glasgow's Trade Hall.

In a statement the married couple said: "We are very proud to be one of the first couples in Scotland to be able to officially call ourselves husband and husband.

"This is an amazing chapter in Scotland's history which we are all witnessing and can be proud of."

Same-sex was legalised in England and Wales earlier this year.

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the United Kingdom where gay marriage is still illegal.

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