Edinburgh & Lothian

Our fabulous team of fully trained, insured and disclosure checked Celebrants cover the length and breadth of Scotland (and beyond), so simply click on your location and read all about the Celebrants that cover your area.  Celebrants will travel up to 50 miles for no additional fee; however, mileage will be charged at 50p per mile thereafter.  The majority of our Celebrants are very happy to travel outwith their specified regions, so please feel free to get in touch and ask for an individual quote.

Morag Webster

2020-05-27T08:54:40+01:00

Morag Webster, Celebrant & Fuze Ceremonies Director

"I enjoy meeting people, hearing their stories and creating a personal ceremony that they truly want. I feel privileged to conduct any kind of Humanist Ceremony".

Morag is available to conduct a variety of ceremonies, including Wedding, Civil Partnership, Baby Naming & Funeral Ceremonies.

Morag became interested in Humanism through a growing desire to discover a positive, rational philosophy for life.

Her interest was first aroused by attending several humanist ceremonies as a guest. She was struck by the many vivid ways with which people were able to celebrate life’s major milestones and share the human values which had brought together so many people.

Above all, she felt they were personal, authentic and memorable events.

With a belief in Humanist Principles, Morag is someone who enjoys meeting people and has a genuine interest in helping them. Looking to combine both her skills and her interest in people, Morag decided to take a new direction in her life and joined Anne to help establish Fuze Ceremonies and the Fuze Foundation in 2012. She trained as a Celebrant with the Fuze Foundation in 2012 and has been very busy ever since.

Morag’s professional background is as an established designer in interior furniture.  But now, as a full-time Celebrant she loves the fact that she is able to meet new people on a daily basis and create something unique for them.

Customer service is at the heart of everything Morag has been doing in her career to date.

Morag lives in Falkirk and is happy to travel to Stirling, Perth & Kinross, The Lothians, Fife, Stirling, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Grampian.

Mo Ackroyd

2020-03-27T09:55:08+00:00

Mo Ackroyd, Celebrant

"Everyone should be able to choose what they want to say at their Ceremony whether it is a Wedding, Civil Service, Vows exchange or Baby Naming.   It’s a very personal event in their lives and should be remembered for all the right reasons".

Mo is available to conduct Wedding Ceremonies, Baby Naming Ceremonies & Funeral Ceremonies.

Mo is also a professional, well organised and creative Events  Manager who brings a natural ability to work independently or as part of a team in a multi-tasking and challenging role.  She loves meeting new people and helping them to achieve the ceremony they desire.

As a Humanist Celebrant Mo believes your day should be exactly that – YOUR day! She can help you choose the service you really want and will help guide you with various rituals, vows, poems and readings

Mo is always full of new ideas and likes to keep up to date with the latest Wedding trends! She can help you in the build up to your Big Day or even on the day to ensure that all your carefully laid plans are executed the way you want them and you can relax and enjoy the day.

Originally from the West Coast Mo now lives in Edinburgh.

Mo is happy to cover Edinburgh and Lothians, Borders, Perth, Fife, Stirling, Gourock and Greenock area.

Cindy Cosgrove

2020-03-27T09:50:34+00:00

Cindy Cosgrove, Celebrant

"My favourite part of the ceremony? The moment the couple’s eyes meet each other’s as they enter to walk up the aisle! It’s priceless and you can just feel the LOVE!".

I love the freedom having a Humanist Ceremony allows couples. We are so lucky in Scotland to marry pretty much anywhere. I have had the pleasure of marrying couples in some of the most unique and beautiful locations. From castles, to gardens, hotels, country houses, intimate restaurants and even Loch Side, it’s important to me that everything about the ceremony reflects the couple.

With a First Class Honours Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management Cindy has been working with Fuze Ceremonies and on behalf of the Fuze Foundation since 2012. She has a passion to make a difference and is always keen for a new challenge. When she’s not marrying couples and conducting ceremonies Cindy works for the charity SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health). As part of the fundraising team Cindy looks after community fundraising across Scotland and supports individuals who want to fundraise to support Scotland’s mental health.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, in amongst fundraising and conducting ceremonies Cindy enjoys taking part in several events to support various charities. You can often find her racking up the mileage in her trainers and she has completed 4 marathons to date including the London Marathon, Edinburgh Marathon, Stirling Marathon and most recently Mhor Marathon!

All of this coupled with her Humanist beliefs and genuine drive for helping others, training as a Humanist marriage celebrant was a natural progression for Cindy and she feels honored to be able to help couples celebrate and commemorate life’s milestones.

Originally from the Highlands of Scotland but now based in Glasgow, Cindy is happy to conduct ceremonies in Ayrshire (North, South and East), Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire, the Greater Glasgow area and Inverness-shire.

Evelyn Robertson

2020-03-27T09:34:08+00:00

Evelyn Robertson, Celebrant"I enjoy meeting new people and performing ceremonies in some of the most spectacular venues in Scotland and hope to do so for many years to come".

Evelyn has worked as a marriage officer for many years, both with the local authority in Falkirk as a Registrar and now at Fuze as a Humanist Celebrant and is available to conduct Wedding, Baby Naming & Funeral Ceremonies throughout Central Scotland.

Evelyn enjoys meeting new people and performing ceremonies in some of the most spectacular venues in Scotland.  Falkirk based, Evelyn is happy to travel to Stirling, Perth and Kinross, Fife, the Lothians, (Mid, East and West), Clackmannanshire, North and South Lanarkshire, East and West Dunbartonshire, Greater Glasgow area, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.

George McLean

2020-03-27T08:57:13+00:00

George McLean, Celebrant

"I pride myself in helping my couples to create their own perfect ceremony that showcases exactly why they are publicly committing their love for one another. Marriage is a huge commitment so it’s vitally important to me that I work alongside them to achieve the most memorable of days".

George is available to conduct Wedding and Naming Ceremonies.

George was introduced to Humanist Wedding ceremonies when one of his daughters chose to get married using Fuze Ceremonies. He also took part in the service and performed the Hand Fasting symbolic gesture. He really enjoyed the freedom that a Humanist ceremony gives a couple, making the ceremony even more memorable for the newlyweds, family and guests. From then he was hooked and decided to become a celebrant himself.

George is married to Alison and they are looking forward to celebrating 30 years married in 2018. He has 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters and is very much a family man. His strong family values shine through in his role as a Humanist Celebrant.

George has a professional background in HR and Learning & Development, which has made his transition into becoming a celebrant easy. He uses his consulting, listening and great communication skills to the max and always ensures he listens to the couple and guides them in the creation of a safe and dignified personal ceremony.

George is based in Coatbridge and is happy to conduct your Wedding Ceremony in North & South Lanarkshire, Glasgow and surrounding area, West Lothian & Edinburgh, East and West Dumbarton, Ayrshire, Falkirk and Stirling areas.

Please feel free to watch my video where I talk a little more about what I do and why working as a Humanist Celebrant is important to me - https://youtu.be/fpeLMfX81uo

Jean Steele

2020-03-27T08:50:00+00:00

Jean Steele, Celebrant

"Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint on it you can."

Your wedding day...! Yes, it may be a crazy, certainly emotional, happy, fun and, most of all, the best day of your lives. The ceremony, including your vows is the most important part of your day and should reflect your love for each other and have all the elements that bring meaning to it. Jean would be honoured and privileged to work with you to make the whole occasion special and unique. She will work closely with you, helping you to choose readings, create your vows, and to make sure the ceremony is personal, touching, light hearted and truly memorable.

Jean firmly believes that life is for the living, the ups and the downs and celebrating that life at its end is so very important.

Capturing the essence of a loved one's life means remembering all aspects; the hard times and sadness that we all encounter but also the happy times, the triumphs and the achievements. Our loved ones lives deserve to be at the centre of our thoughts, remembered, loved and cherished and that's what she hopes to achieve when creating her funeral ceremonies.

So whether a funeral ceremony or a wedding ceremony , Celebrating the life of a loved one, or celebrating the love of a couple on their wedding day, creating a ceremony to remember is creating a ceremony filled with the things that mean most to you. Jean can guide you through all the elements that make it poignant, dignified and personal.

Jean was a teacher and has enjoyed working in a support role with children and families for over 30 years supporting families whose children have additional needs. She loves running, mainly with her two dogs for company, is in a walking group with friends, and loves swimming and being outdoors. She loves her arts and crafts, she draws, paints and sews, is an avid reader but especially loves time together with family and friends.

Jean is available for Wedding and Funeral ceremonies and is happy to travel in and around Edinburgh and surrounding areas, The Lothians, the Central belt, the Borders and the Glasgow area.

Thomas Slavin

2020-03-27T08:41:23+00:00

Thomas Slavin, Celebrant

"It's your day, it should be special. Let me help you make it phenomenal".

Thomas is available to conduct Wedding Ceremonies and Funeral Ceremonies.

Whether it’s your Wedding, Civil Partnerships or Funeral, the day should be bespoke and exactly what you want. Using his knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and passion Thomas will help you create the perfect ceremony.

Thomas strongly believes that no two lives are the same and as such celebrating the end of a loved one's life should be as unique and bespoke as possible. Grief frequently creates overwhelming feelings of negativity and hopelessness sometimes stopping us focusing on the joy, inspiration and memories our departed have left behind.

Thomas's ultimate goal is to provide a tailored, personal and fitting tribute that will not only ensure the best possible send off but also bring comfort and a sense of peace to all.

As a people person Thomas's career has taken him on a varied, somewhat exciting path. He has always worked with the public and enjoy all aspects of public speaking. Often described as having an infectious, humorous but ultimately caring personality he considers it an honour and the utmost privilege to be able to assist anyone who should require guidance, comfort or help in the preparation and delivery of the ceremony.

Thomas has one son and has been with his partner for 13 years and in a civil partnership for 11 years and looks forward to many many more.

Elizabeth McConnell

2020-03-27T08:38:01+00:00

Elizabeth McConnell, Celebrant

"Creating wonderful memories when planning your wedding and preparing for marriage is something that’s so important and I enjoy working with couples to help them develop something personal and unique. I also want to help families arranging a funeral to make sure their loved one’s story is told and celebrated at what is a very difficult time".

Elizabeth is available to conduct Wedding Ceremonies, Baby Namings &  Funerals Ceremonies.

It’s all about you! Whether that’s creating the most wonderful day to celebrate your wedding or capturing the essence of a loved one when it’s time to say goodbye, Elizabeth believes that everyone has their own unique story to tell.

She will work closely with you to develop the perfect ceremony, helping you to choose the best way to reflect your personalities. From choosing your vows to deciding how you want to share your story, Elizabeth will be with you to make sure you create wonderful memories. She will help you to make your day as personal as possible and it can be as formal or as informal as you are.

When it comes to the end of life, Elizabeth feels that it’s just as important to have a personal celebration that captures the essence of your loved one. Attending funerals the last few years, she was struck by how impersonal some of the services were, even when the person was known to the celebrant. When reflecting on this, Elizabeth’s friends suggested to her that she would be ideally suited to spending time with bereaved families and sharing the story of their loved one.

She was attracted to the Fuze Foundation because of their commitment to reflect the wishes of the family and their contribution to addressing funeral poverty and funeral affordability.

Elizabeth lives in Cumbernauld with her 2 grown-up children and is happy to conduct weddings and funerals across North and South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Stirling or throughout Scotland.

Christopher Griffin

2020-03-27T08:36:10+00:00

Christopher Griffin, Celebrant

"It would be an honour to help you celebrate your special day".

Christopher is available for Wedding Ceremonies and Funeral Ceremonies.

He is very proud to be a Celebrant with Fuze and it is a privilege and honour for him when he is asked to contribute to the significant events that spark the greatest emotions during our lives.

After attending many Humanist ceremonies - Christopher developed a keen interest in becoming a Humanist Celebrant using the skills and experience he has gained in his personal life and over his professional career.

As a Humanist Celebrant Christopher aims to conduct and deliver sincere and thoughtful ceremonies that are wholly befitting of the occasion.

Christopher has a caring, approachable disposition coupled with good listening skills and a calm demeanour. He enjoys meeting people, hearing their stories and working with them to develop a personal ceremony that celebrates their special day.

He is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University and the Open Business School. A very experienced customer focused, business development, business management and operations executive with 30 years of success working locally and globally across multiple market sectors.

He is an effective communicator in one to one meetings and also in larger meetings, including public speaking events at exhibitions and conferences.

Christopher is based in the Rutherglen area and is available for Wedding Ceremonies and Funeral Ceremonies covering the Borders and across the central belt including Glasgow, South and North Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Falkirk, Edinburgh and Lothian.

Marjorie Russell

2020-03-27T08:28:51+00:00

Marjorie Russell, Celebrant

Marjorie was inspired to become a Humanist Celebrant after attending a family wedding at Kelburn Castle in Largs.  It was meaningful, personal and different from other ceremonies she had attended and she was blown away by the flair, fun and enthusiasm of the Celebrant.   She was thinking of a career change and saw helping a couple turn their wedding dreams into reality in such a unique way was something she would really enjoy.  She found out that the Celebrant was Gillian Phillips from Fuze Ceremonies and so her new journey began.

Marjorie has been a civil servant for most of her career, working with people from all walks of life.  She has supported people through the most difficult times of their life, as well as celebrating their success and achievements. Recognising diversity and that everyone is unique she has coached and mentored many colleagues, encouraging them to share experiences and helping them achieve their full potential.  Through this she has developed excellent listening, consultation and communication skills as well as empathy and attention to detail, skills that are essential for a good Celebrant.

Building on strong foundations laid by her parents, she has a strong bond with her close and extended family and makes a real effort to maintain those family relationships both in the UK and abroad.  Having good friends and close family means there is always someone there to share the good time and the bad.  She has been married to Bruce for over 30 years and has a grown-up daughter.

Marjorie is available to conduct both wedding and funeral ceremonies and is happy to cover Edinburgh and the Lothians, Borders, Stirlingshire, Clackmannanshire and Perth.