Historically, the notary public in Scotland has performed an important function in the legal life of the country. From the 13th Century, the notary developed distinct from the lawyers’ branch of the profession. The influence of the Civil or Roman Law on Scotland is clear in this separate development of the notary public in Scotland.
In many other jurisdictions the distinction remains today. In England, for example, the profession of notary remains separate from that of Solicitor and although many notaries in England are also Solicitors not all.
Following the Law Agents (Scotland) Amendment Act 1896 which provided that only enrolled Law Agents could become notaries and the Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1924 which extended notarial execution to solicitors (Law Agents) and others, the importance of notaries declined until recently, but changes in the law and increased international activity have breathed new life into the notary profession.
MyNotary member, Jonathan Tait, provides Notarisation, Legalisation and Apostille services in and around Aberdeen.
“I provide a full range of notarial services for both individuals and companies,
For example; I witness documents, notarise Power of Attorney and can provide certified copies of ID, birth, marriage certificates and educational qualifications.
I can arrange legalisation and consular verification where appropriate.”
Click here for further information for the typical stages of a notarial transaction.
Short notice meetings?
I appreciate that notarial work tends to be urgent and am happy to fix appointments at very short notice, subject to availability.
What ID is required?
Please bring your passport with you and proof of address (such as a utility bill dated within the last six months). This information will enable me to be satisfied of your identity and to attest that you have appeared before me and signed the document in front of me.
Other legal services
Charges and estimates
Minimum fee £100
How to pay
Bank Transfer / Credit/Debit Card / Cash/ Registered Corportate Clients by invoice
9 Crown Street, Aberdeen, Scotland. AB11 6HA
If you are travelling by car from the A96 continue the A96 to Rosehill Drive/A9012 in Aberdeen. Turn right onto Hilton Drive, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Westburn Drive/A978, turn left onto Westburn Road/A944 and turn right onto Mount Street. Continue onto Rosemount Viaduct/B983, turn right onto Union Terrace/Route 1/B983 and turn right onto Union Street/Route 1/A9013. Take the 1st left onto Crown Street and the office will be on the left.
If you are travelling from the South of the A90, head North of the A90 to Great Southern Road/B9077 in Aberdeen. Continue on Great Southern Road and exit the roundabout onto Great Southern Road/B9077. Go through 2 roundabouts and at the third roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Whinhill Road. Turn right onto Fonthill Road and continue onto Ferryhill Road. Turn left onto Crown Street and the office will be on the right.
If you are travelling by train, the nearest train station is Aberdeen train station which is a 5 minute walk from the office. When exiting the station head North toward Guild Street/A93 and turn left onto Guild Street/A93. Turn left onto Crown Terrace and turn right onto Crown Street, the office will be on the right.
If you are travelling by bus, there are frequent buses that stop near the notary public. Buses X17, 12, X20, 23, 3, 1, 2, X40, 35, 37 are regular buses that stop near the office.