1. Publication

    22 Jul 2019

    Inspector of Crematoria: annual report 2018-2019

    Report compiled by Robert Swanson, Inspector of Crematoria, for the purpose of providing Scottish Ministers with a resume of duties undertaken in the role during the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

  2. Consultation paper

    21 Jun 2019

    Funeral directors: draft code of practice consultation

    Consultation on a draft statutory code of practice for funeral directors. Funeral directors will be inspected against this code once it comes into force.

  3. Consultation paper

    21 Jun 2019

    Funeral directors: draft code of practice

    Draft statutory code of practice for funeral directors. Funeral directors will be inspected against this code once it comes into force.

  4. NEWS

    11 Jun 2019 17:09

    Opt-out system for donation gets go-ahead

    Human Tissue law passes Stage 3.

  5. Publication

    16 May 2019

    Funeral costs: guidance

    Guidance on funeral costs published under Section 98 of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016.

  6. NEWS

    16 May 2019 00:01

    Funeral cost guidance published

    Recommendations to make clear cost information available.

  7. Advice and guidance

    15 Apr 2019

    Infant cremation code of practice: third edition (2019)

    Key principles and minimum standards for all organisations conducting infant cremations in Scotland, as agreed by the National Committee on Burial and Cremation. This edition reflects the implementation of the Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  8. Form

    04 Apr 2019

    Cremation: statutory forms

    Statutory forms and related guidance to be used as a requirement of the Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019 which came into force on 4 April 2019.

  9. NEWS

    26 Feb 2019 00:01

    Organ and tissue donation changes

    Latest on proposed opt-out system.

  10. NEWS

    01 Aug 2018 09:00

    Organ donor support rising

    Scotland’s organ donor registrations reaches half the population.

  11. NEWS

    11 Jun 2018 09:30

    Changing organ and tissue donation

    Legislation for a soft opt out system introduced to Parliament.

  12. NEWS

    30 May 2018 13:07

    Child burial and cremation fees to end

    Agreement will remove financial burden from families

  13. Advice and guidance

    16 Nov 2016

    What to do after a death in Scotland - practical advice for times of bereavement: revised 11th edition 2016 (web only)

    General information on what to do after someone dies in Scotland and about succession and inheritance law.