Oaths and Declarations Act 1957

16 Witness may be sworn in Scots form

Every witness in any civil or criminal proceeding, or in any inquiry or examination before any court or person acting judicially, shall be entitled, if he so wishes, instead of taking the oath usually administered to witnesses, to have an oath administered to him in the form following, that is to say: the person administering the oath shall hold up his hand, and say to the witness, “Witness, hold up your hand, and repeat after me,—

“I swear by Almighty God, as I shall answer to God at the great day of judgment, that I will speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”

Compare: 1908 No 56 s 49