Burial Grounds

There are in excess of 200 burial grounds in Aberdeenshire managed and maintained by Landscape Services and a further 13 private burial grounds where interments can be arranged. Lairs can also be purchased (in burial grounds where capacity allows) by telephone or in person by appointment.

Burial grounds are listed over the 6 geographical areas. Find out more about burial grounds in Aberdeenshire and contact details: 

View guidance and regulations about burial grounds in Aberdeenshire:

Purchase of Right of Burial

 

Description of Charge Resident of Aberdeenshire Non resident of Aberdeenshire
For persons  18 years and over    
Full Interment Lair - fee for right of burial in full size coffin lair £881 £1540
Casket Lair - fee for right of burial in a lair for ashes caskets only £541 £947
For persons under 18 years     
Full Interment Lair - fee for right of burial in full size coffin lair No charge No charge
Casket Lair - fee for right of burial in a lair for ashes caskets only No charge No charge

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Description of Charge Resident of Aberdeenshire Non resident of Aberdeenshire
Coffin interment for persons of 18 years and over    
Monday to Friday - fee to bury the deceased £770 £1709
Saturday (latest arrival time 11:30 am) - fee to bury the deceased £1283 £2564
Coffin interment for persons under 18     
Monday to Friday - fee to bury the deceased No charge No charge
Saturday (latest arrival time 11:30 am) - fee to bury the deceased No charge No charge
Cremated Remains (with or without casket) for persons over 18    
Monday to Friday - fee to bury ashes £226 £450
Saturday (latest arrival time 11:30 am) fee to bury ashes £340 £676
Interment of additional caskets in the same lair in one interment £28 per additional casket £28 per additional casket
Cremated Remains (with or without casket) for persons under 18    
Monday to Friday - fee to bury ashes No charge No charge
Saturday (latest arrival time 11:30 am) fee to bury ashes No charge No charge
Scattering of Ashes - fee to lift turf/chuckie (granite chips) on lair, scatter ashes and relay turf/chuckies (granite chips) £48 £84
Testing a Lair/Trial Dig - fee to establish remaining depth in pre purchased lair £169 £295
Assistance of Gravedigger to carry coffin from hearse to graveside (requested at time of booking) £59 £59
Assistance of Gravedigger to carry coffin from hearse to graveside (not requested at time of booking) £117 £117
Surcharge for burials scheduled for after latest arrival time - at cost    
Interment in private burial ground or any location not managed by Aberdeenshire Council Charged at cost Charged at cost
Disinterment of Remains - fee to exhume remains Charged at cost Charged at cost

Erection of Headstones and Memorial Plaques

  • Preparatory work for erection of headstone - resident £160, non resident £278
  • Preparatory work for commemorative plaque - resident £42, non resident £74
  • Granting permission where no foundation necessary - resident £35, non resident £62
  • Transfer of Lair Rights to a resident £87, to a non resident £746
  • Search of Records (per hour or part thereof) - £24
  • Duplicate Lair Certificate (plus cost of any necessary search) - £87

Note: The following interments only carried out by special arrangement.

Save in exceptional circumstances, no interments permitted on:

  • Saturdays after 11.30am
  • Sundays
  • 25 December
  • 1 January

All applications for such should be made to the Director of Infrastructure Services or his nominated representative.

Public Holidays and Sunday surcharge - 100%

  • Friday 19th April 2019
  • Monday 6th May 2019
  • Wednesday 25th December and Thursday 26th December 2019
  • Wednesday 1st January and Thursday 2nd January 2020

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