Register a stillbirth

We have withdrawn face to face registration appointments for the forthcoming period to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

All deaths and stillbirths must now be registered via phone or email and appointments to do this can be made by contacting ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 or complete our general enquiry form.

If you have a specific enquiry relating to registration of birth, marriages and death, or regarding marriage ceremonies, please contact ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 or complete our general enquiry form.

We will continue to keep this page updated to reflect any changes to government advice.


You must register a stillbirth within 21 days at any registration office in Scotland including Angus registration offices in Montrose, Arbroath and Forfar.

Please note our registrars offices operate by appointment only. 

You should take with you:

  • the certificate of stillbirth
  • if you are married, your marriage certificate

After the stillbirth has been registered, you will receive:

  • a certificate of registration of stillbirth which has to be given to the undertaker

An extract of the entry into the register is available free of charge. Further extracts can be purchased as a cost of £10, within a month of registration.

After one month, but still within the year of registration, the cost will be £15 for the first extract then £10 for each subsequent extract.

You can find more information on registering a stillbirth on the National Records of Scotland website.