top of page
This website was created by Thrive Online
Charles Sandilands The Tartan Celebrant

WeddiNg &

enD of Life

Scottish Wedding

A Warm Welcome

My name is Charles and I am a professional Celebrant with the World-renowned International College of Professional Celebrants specialising in ceremonies with a Scottish/tartan flavour but open to suggestions for any theme you wish!

The focus of my service is to give you a unique, personalised and professional ceremony, crafted in collaboration with you to reflect the special story that you wish to celebrate.

I encourage you to be imaginative in choosing the various elements of the ceremony including the venue, the readings, the vows and words, entertainment if you wish and what you and I wear.

I qualified through the International College of Professional Celebrants and I’m based in York but happy to travel to the destination of your choice, the more exotic the better.

I was born in the Outer Hebrides and, as a child, lived in Stranraer in the beautiful area of Galloway and in iconic Edinburgh.

Although I have now lived in England for many years, my Scottish heritage runs deep and I have a passion for Scottish culture and traditions.

I was a teacher for nearly 20 years including 3 fascinating years teaching in Beijing in China. This gave me a valuable insight into a colourful culture that is very different from ours and enhanced my appreciation of the value of diversity and inclusion.

In recent years, I was a ghost tour guide in York addressing audiences of up to 150 people of people of all nationalities.

It would give me great pleasure to work with you to find out what your vision is for your perfect ceremony down to the finest details.



Sensitive Ceremonies

Weddings and Vow Renewals


Sensitive Ceremonies

Funerals and End of Life Ceremonies (including pets)

Douglas Tartan.png

Charles, The Tartan Celebrant

Fully qualified professional celebrant and member of the International College of Professional Celebrants

The theme of your choice or no theme, the choice is yours (Scottish/Tartan my specialty)

Unique, personalised ceremony and lots of intriguing ideas

A true reflection of your vision of your perfect ceremony

A passionate, creative and fun-loving celebrant



Image by Jon Tyson


I met with Charles regarding the eulogy for my brother. He put me at ease immediately, we chatted freely, and he guided me through all that was required, displaying such attention to detail and made me feel I was in safe hands.
The eulogy itself was marvellous and exactly captured the essence of the man he was, delivered confidently and sensitively.
Charles is a trained professional celebrant that I wholeheartedly recommend. His Scottish accent, charming demeanour and warm smile will guide you through the difficult task of planning a funeral.

Beverley Barnes, St Neots, Cambridge

bottom of page