What is SICA?

Welcome to our website! The Scottish Independent Celebrants’ Association is a bit of a mouthful, so we call ourselves SICA for short.  

We are a professional body, proudly representing the Independent Celebrants of Scotland. Whether you are looking to find the perfect celebrant for your ceremony or are a professional celebrant yourself, we can support you on your journey. We are passionate about our work and about the craft of creating bespoke ceremonies.

In short, a celebrant is a person who conducts a formal ceremony in the community. As the name suggests, the ceremony will usually be a celebration, honouring a life lost, welcoming a new life or identity or marking an important rite of passage. The celebrant works closely alongside their families and clients to ensure a stress free and tailored experience. The ceremonies will be beautiful, meaningful and memorable.

What is a Celebrant?

In short, a celebrant is a person who conducts a formal ceremony in the community.

As the name suggests, the ceremony will usually be a celebration, honouring a life lost, welcoming a new life or identity or marking an important rite of passage. The celebrant works closely alongside their families and clients to ensure a stress free and tailored experience. The ceremonies will be beautiful, meaningful and memorable. 

Why choose a Celebrant?

All our celebrants here at SICA are autonomous. This means that they operate completely independently of any formal groups, ideas or concepts. 

This gives your SICA celebrant free reign to truly reflect your ideas and beliefs in your ceremony. There are no rules. Each ceremony is bespoke. A unique tapestry of each individual person’s experience of life and what is truthful to them. Heart-felt ceremonies, filled with love and meaning.

funerals and memorials

Funeral & Memorial Ceremonies

A celebration of life, respectfully recalling and sharing those precious memories

hand fasting

Weddings, Handfasting & Vow Renewal

When two people chose to formally commit themselves to each other or perhaps you wish to make that commitment all over again

Naming and Welcoming

Celebrate the arrival of your beautiful new baby or you may wish to celebrate a new name or identity.

rites of passage

Rites of Passage

SICA celebrants can work with your personal situation and design a ceremony that is perfect for you.

Already a celebrant? Thinking of becoming a celebrant? How we can help.

Why should I join SICA? If you want to have the support of a professional body whilst remaining completely independent, then SICA is the place for you. Membership, which is very reasonably priced at only £90 annually, gives you full insurance, opportunities to network and to access ongoing CPD activities.

For funeral directors and bereavement services

If you work in funeral or bereavement services, pleased be reassured that all our SICA funeral celebrants have to meet highest professional standards to belong to our organisation, as outlined in our Code of Conduct.