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Blacksmith's venue for Scottish weddings
Creative Commons AttributionBlacksmith's venue for Scottish weddings - Credit: Niki Odolphie

Eloping to Scotland and getting married against parental wishes became fashionable in the eighteenth century, when parental consent for marriage under 21 became a legal requirement in England.

Gretna Green is the first town over the border in Scotland, and it remains a popular wedding venue.


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