Funerals, graves and cremations

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In line with both Scottish Government and UK Government’s advice to minimise social contact, we have taken the difficult decision to make some changes to our Burials and Cremations services.


Following Government instruction only immediate family can attend funerals. Please limit attendees to small numbers to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19 and to protect both your family and our staff.

All reception areas are closed including Kilvean Admin Office in Inverness and Service Points. A list of our Registration offices with telephone contact details can be found on our website

Registration Offices

Inverness Crematorium

Services will continue at the Inverness Crematorium, but are limited to the use of the large chapel and is subject to appropriate social distancing.

The Scottish Government have advised that no more than 20 people should attend a funeral service in person. This will apply to both indoor and outdoor funeral services. This is to help prevent and mitigate any potential spread of the virus amongst different households and the wider community.

We will be following these guidelines and no more than 20 people should attend services at the Crematorium or within our Burial Grounds.

The organist service has been suspended.

Collection of ashes will be by appointment only, Please telephone 01463 644450 to arrange collection. Due to social distancing measures, only one person is allowed to enter the building when the collection takes place.

The Book of Remembrance at Kilvean will continue as before.

Please be aware that the above may be subject to change as we may have to introduce further measures as the situation develops.

Further information on coronavirus

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