Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

Cemeteries and the crematorium

Updated 22 January

Is compulsory by law for everyone attending an indoor funeral service to wear a face covering.

The most recent guidance from the Scottish Government is that all burial and cremation services should be restricted to a maximum number of 20 people in attendance with physical distancing in place - this includes children of all ages. This applies only to funeral services, other gatherings such as wakes are still subject to the rules which apply to all other indoor and outdoor gatherings. Under the current restrictions post-funeral gatherings, for example wakes and funeral teas, are not permitted. We also advise against people other than those attending the funeral congregating in the car park at the crematorium and cemeteries.

For more information see the Scottish Government's guidance.

From Wednesday 15 July our crematorium will re-open to members of the public for services such as viewing the book of remembrance or for collection of ashes.

Streaming service

A streaming option is now available at our Crematorium so families and friends can watch the funeral service of their loved one. A secure login and password is required.