Publication - Advice and guidance

Burial ground memorial safety: local authority guidance

Published: 5 Jun 2019
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781787818521

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

33 page PDF

296.2 kB

33 page PDF

296.2 kB

Contents
Burial ground memorial safety: local authority guidance
Conclusion

33 page PDF

296.2 kB

Conclusion

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.


Contact

Email: katrina.mcneill@gov.scot