Sharon Short


“I trained as a humanist celebrant following a career of 30 years as an Adult Care Social Worker. For me, the principles of humanism flow from my training and practice in this area.

I have the great pleasure to be authorised to conduct weddings in Scotland. My aim with weddings is to work with a couple to create a ceremony that reflects the personalities of the couple and the warmth and love of their relationship.

I am based in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, but I am able to travel anywhere in Scotland.

I also conduct Renewal of Vows ceremonies for those wishing to revisit and refresh their original wedding vows.

To me a funeral ceremony is both a chance to remember and celebrate the individuality of the life of a loved one, and also a space where family, friends and communities can say their final farewells as part of the process of healing.

I am very fortunate to live in a beautiful part of Scotland and to share my life with a lovely husband, spoiled cat and a turquoise Yamaha Dragster 650 motorbike called Elsie.

I can be contacted almost anytime at 07941 440124, by email at  or by using our website contact page.”

What people have said about my funeral ceremonies

“I thought I would mail on behalf of all the family, to say thank you for such a memorable recollection of our mum Amy’s life. We felt you had very accurately captured the humanity of this woman, with diverse and surprising aspects of her long life, the steadfastness, devotion, quixotic humour, and an underlying sense of adventure in things, sometimes consummated, more often thwarted by life’s vagaries, war, kids, jobs . . . It is not an easy thing to encapsulate a person using the diverse reflections of kin, (of varying influence and accuracy), whose inter-relationships must also be taken into account, and I think you have been very attentive, flexible and skillful in your work as a celebrant. “


“Thank you for the very professional way you handled Alex’s ceremony on Tuesday.  We found you to be a very warm and sympathetic person – thank you for making the day a little easier.”


What people have said about my wedding ceremonies

“Sharon, we just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our day so special.  We both loved every second!  All our love L & J”