HM Inspector of Crematoria: annual report 2016-2018

Second annual report from the Inspector of Crematoria for Scotland.

Visits / Inspections

There are currently 30 crematoriums in Scotland, a figure which has increased at a rate of one per year, over the past 3 years.

Of those, 16 are privately owned, the remainder being local authority.

Since the date of appointment (9 March 2015) the Inspector has made over 100 visits to crematoriums in Scotland, with further regular contact with management via telephone, email and meetings.

During the period of this report every crematorium in Scotland has been visited at least once (between 11 November 2016 and 9 August 2017) to discuss current issues, and the sharing of good practice. A further visit to each is currently ongoing to carry out a formal inspection, with 16 having been inspected since 17 October 2017.


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