Gretna Green

First broadcast: 14 May 1957

The existence of a Scottish law that permits marriage at the age of 16 without parental consent has resulted in an influx of English teenagers crossing the border to get married.
However, couples need to have lived in Scotland for a minimum of 15 days to qualify, causing English couples to live together before marriage, thus 'endangering their morals'. Derek Hart reports for the current-affairs programme.

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