Independent Celebrant

Independent Celebrant

Debbie Merritt - Independent Marriage, Family and Funeral Celebrant

Tel: 01770 302 091
Mob: 0797 028 2498

Approved celebrant with the National Records of Scotland
Member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
Registered Celebrant with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.

Creating beautiful, personalised ceremonies,
respecting people of all faiths and those with none.

What is an Independent Celebrant? It simply means that I am not tied to any particular faith or belief in my work. Whilst I am not trained as a minister of religion, I am able to deliver a ceremony which is similar and incorporates the parts of the ceremony that are important to you. I am trained to be of service to you, and if I can be, I will be. This means that your ceremony can be whatever you wish it to be, within whatever guidelines may be in force at the time.
Below is a list of the types of ceremony that I have performed, but I am happy to create whatever you wish.

  • Legal Marriages and Handfastings
  • Baby namings
  • Wedding blessings
  • Anniversary renewal of vows
  • Funerals
  • Ash Scattering
  • Memorials

I am happy to have an informal chat if anyone would like to contact me, or please visit my website

18 Alma Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8AT

About Us

In 2017 a loose cooperative of holistic practitioners came together, seeking a centre to further their work. They found Heather Lodge. The group’s members live on Arran and work mainly with regular clients, some with chronic medical conditions, often with the support of local charities — ArCaS and the Mary Davies Trust.

Heather Lodge, set in the grounds of the historic Douglas Hotel, was originally a stable, but has been in use as a private dwelling for many years. There is an attractive and secluded garden. The premises provide several therapy rooms and a healing ambience. Plans are afoot to develop facilities for small groups, including yoga, mindfulness and Qi Gong.

Contact Us

Heather Lodge Where to Find Us

Isle of Arran
KA27 8AJ
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1770 302 827