Funerals, graves and cremations
Burials and cremations
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Registering a Death
A death in Scotland must be registered within 8 days at any registration office in Scotland.
Arranging a funeral
Usually funeral arrangements are made by a funeral director.
If a funeral director is not being used, you can visit our contact us page for further contact advice.
Arranging a burial
Before a burial (interment) can take place, a grave/burial plot (lair) must be owned.
These can usually be for one person, or for two people. Some burial grounds can provide burial plots for three people.
Cremated remains (ashes)
Cremated remains can also be buried, either in full-size plots or in specific cremated-remains plots. Accessing cremation specific plots is dependent on availability.
We do not provide headstones. You will need to contact a registered and accredited stonemason to arrange this. You may also need to pay us for the foundation and excavation for a headstone.
You must have our permission to install a headstone.
Arranging a cremation
If a funeral director is not being used, you will need to fill out the relevant cremation application form, and email to email@example.com
or print and send to:Administration Office, Inverness Crematorium, Inverness IV3 8JN
Phone 01463 644450 with any queries
If using a Funeral Director, they should complete these forms for you.
Please see below links for cremation applications, cremation charges, and the infant cremation code of practice.
Organisations which offer support include: