Burial ground memorial safety: local authority guidance

Guidance to assist local authorities meet their obligations to inspect and make safe memorials and headstones in local authority burial grounds.


105. The aim of this guidance is to assist local authority burial authorities to fully review, revaluate and update their memorial inspection programmes as required.

106. Any inspection programme and its management will be specific to each authority. However by referencing the above sections, considerations and suggestions an authority can improve the effectiveness of their memorial inspection programme and wider programme of burial ground management.

Commitment to review

107. This guidance will be fully reviewed by the Scottish Government once the Burial Ground (Scotland) Regulations come into force during 2019/20 (subject to parliamentary timescales), as part of the ongoing implementation of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016.


Email: katrina.mcneill@gov.scot

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