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Independent Civil Celebrant

About Me

My Background

I am a qualified independent celebrant, I graduated in 2022, with distinction, from the highly regarded Celebrant Training Academy.

I am Scottish, I have worked with people for many many

years. I have an ability to engage with people, to

build rapport, and create a relationship

where people feel comfortable talking to


I work inclusively, and do not judge



I have a lot of experience of working

with people of all ages and backgrounds,

members of the LGBTQ+ community, neuro

diverse people, people with a disability, with a learning difficulty, with mental health difficulties, people with low confidence and low self-worth.


I am a qualified Hypnotherapist and a Counsellor, and this has provided me with knowledge and communication skills to support other people’s emotional health and wellbeing. 

As well as knowing my own grief, I have studied the grief process and this has provided me with a knowledge and recognition of the impact of grief.

My pronouns are she/her.

Elaine Cormack, Celebrant
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I have built my skills over many months at the highly regarded Celebrant Training Academy and qualified with distinction. The modules have provided me with the tools to become an excellent celebrant.

What does an independent celebrant do?

I listen to people's stories, and with them, create traditional, contemporary, or unique ceremonies, to mark life’s milestone events. I always work inclusively and create ceremonies which are beautiful, personal and from the heart.

If you or your family need extra time with me, or to meet with me individually, please just let me know. I am happy to do this for you. And, if you'd like to find out more about what to expect during your meeting with me, have a look here

If you'd like to find out more about ways we can make sure your service is as truly unique as you or your loved one. Have a look at my blogs here

The services I write reflect people's beliefs, values and thoughts, whatever they may be and are based on your ideas and needs. I work sensitively, listen closely, and create meaningful and memorable ceremonies. 

I am skilled at putting together customers’ stories: writing a tribute which is specific, intimate, and has the sense of the individual. The story will be written for the immediate family, loved ones and the whole audience, and will be sent to you as a draft, in time for changes ahead of the service. As many times as needed.


As a speaker delivering the service on the day, I will work professionally. I will use my public speaking skills to connect with your audience, to take them with me as they listen to the story of their loved one, friend, or colleague. 

I am based in Kinross and I can travel around east and central Scotland, including, but not limited to Fife, Perth and Kinross, Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk and Stirling.

How to make sure you choose a celebrant with high standards

I am a member of the Scottish Independent Celebrants Association (SICA). 

SICA are a professional body, proudly representing the Independent Celebrants of Scotland. They seek to promote and support the highest standards of Scottish Celebrancy. Being a member of SICA I agree to a yearly review of my work and ongoing training to ensure the service you receive from me is always of the highest quality.

You can read more about SICA here.

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