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Burials and Cremations
Draft Management Rules
New Burial Management Rules (51kv pdf) came into force on 1st April 2010. They offer advice and guidance on the processes relating to purchasing a lair, arranging a funeral, and erecting a headstone.
The Highland Council has a duty to ensure that the deceased are buried or cremated in an efficient, sensitive and reverent manner.
The Council has one crematorium at Kilvean in Inverness where arrangements can be made, usually through an undertaker, to arrange for the cremation of a dead person and then the interment of the ashes at some suitable location.
There are 268 cemeteries located throughout the Highlands. The traditional Highland funeral generally involves interment within a cemetery close to the deceased persons home, resulting in many small cemeteries close to centres of habitation. These are all maintained to a very high standard.
The Council works closely with local undertakers and families of the deceased with staff in local offices catering for the bereaved to ensure the service passes smoothly.
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