While the RCE system only applies to statutory registration of births, marriages and deaths, as introduced in Scotland in 1855, it was clearly not without precedent, as the following entry from the Kirk Session of Barony, in Glasgow, shows:
31 October 1832
Compeared Mr John Hamilton who stated to the Session that he had lately discovered that a mistake had been made in the Register of Births belonging to the Parish which related to the recording the date of the birth of his lawful twin children a daughter & son named Mary Ann & John, and which he requested that the Session would have the goodness to get rectified. The mistake was this, that it was recorded, that these children were born on the 10th & 12th of November 1811 years whereas the truth is, that they were born on the 10th and 12th of October 1811. The Session satisfied of the truth of the above statement unanimously agree to Mr Hamilton's request, and do hereby order their Clerk to insert anew the birth of his twin children named Mary Ann & John born on the 10th and 12th October 1811 years, into the Parish Register of Births and Baptisms.
[Glasgow Barony Kirk Session CH2/173/13 p. 89]