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Scottish wedding readings

There are countless beautiful poems and readings by Scottish authors which you could consider using at your wedding ceremony or for speeches at the reception. A number of the readings listed here have religious undertones so will not be suitable for a civil service.

Wedding Prayer
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Lord, behold our family here assembled.
We thank you for this place in which we dwell,
for the love that unites us,
for the peace accorded us this day,
for the hope with which we expect the morrow,
for the health, the work, the food,
and the bright skies that make our lives delightful;
for our friends in all parts of the earth.

My Luve
Robert Burns

O my luve is like a red, red rose,
That`s newly sprung in June:
O my luve is like the melodie,
That`s sweetly played in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a` the seas gang dry.
Till a` the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi` the sun;
And I will luve thee still my dear,
While the sands o` life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my luve,
Tho` it were ten thousand mile

O'er The Muir Amang The Heather
Jean Glover (1758-1816)

Comin' through the craigs o'Kyle,
Amang the bonnie bloomin' heather,
There I met a bonnie lassie
Keepin' a' her flocks thegither.
Says I, my dear, where is thy hame?
In muir or dale, pray tell me whither?
Says she, I tent the fleecy flocks
That feed amang the bloomin' heather.
We laid us down upon a bank,
Sae warm and sunnie was the weather;
She left her flocks at large to rove
Amang the bonnie bloomin' heather.
She charmed my heart, and aye sinsyne
I couldna think on any ither;
By sea and sky! She shall be mine
The bonnie lass amang the heather.

Scottish Wedding Blessing

May joy and peace surround you both,
Contentment latch your door,
May happiness be with you now;
God bless you evermore.