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Moray registrar Charlie Simpson bows out of public life


By Chris Saunderson

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A MAN who has shared some of the happiest and saddest days in people's lives will miss the interaction with the public now that he has retired.

Moray Registrar Charlie Simpson with colleagues senior registrar Elizabeth Lambie (left), and assistant registrars Valerie McCready and Mark Stevenson-Bramley. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Moray Registrar Charlie Simpson with colleagues senior registrar Elizabeth Lambie (left), and assistant registrars Valerie McCready and Mark Stevenson-Bramley. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Registrar Charlie Simpson (66) has officiated at 852 weddings and civil partnerships in his three decades with Moray Council.

He performed his final wedding last Friday in Elgin, when the bride was ironically called Simpson but no relation.

Charlie's other passion in life is Keith FC and he has officiated at a wedding at his beloved Kynoch Park.

A keen cyclist and runner, Charlie hopes to devote more time to both pursuits in retirement, as well as his love for Keith FC.

Wife Fiona is a paralegal with a solicitors' firm in Keith. The couple have five grandchildren aged from 2 to 17 years.

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