Coronavirus Covid-19 update to services
From Monday 29th June 2020 the number of attendees permitted at crematoria and cemetery services will increase from 6 to 20.
The Scottish Government guidance on who should attend remains the same and states that it should only be household members of the person who has died and close family, if no family then it can be a friend of the person who has died can attend.
In all cases physical distancing and hygiene precautions must be observed.
We must follow government instructions and restrictions and take every precaution to stop the spread of Covid-19
The message is protection of yourself, your loved ones, your community and our national health service. We also ask that you protect our staff, funeral directors, officiants and organists.
Our offices are closed to the public at this time, however some services will resume from Monday 29 June 2020.
The interment of cremated remains in cemeteries and the scattering of cremated remains with family in attendance at crematorium gardens will be resumed from Monday 29 June 2020.
To book an appointment for interment or scattering of cremated remains or for any other essential business, please contact us
- Dunfermline Crematorium 01383 602335
- Kirkcaldy Crematorium 01592 583524
At this time, we will not be able to accommodate services such as collection of cremated remains by the family, family searches or pre-purchase of lairs. We will resume these services as soon as guidance permits, and it is safe to do so.
Losing someone close to you can be very painful and after a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of emotions. Dealing with the practicalities that a death involves can seem very distressing and overwhelming.
Here you will find information that you may need to know in relation to a cremation or burial taking place, or if you need to organise one. It also gives details of options associated with the Service and in the time that follows.
We aim to provide a quality service that meets the needs of our customers. You have the right, under the Charter for the Bereaved, to request to inspect our records and to be shown around our premises. Prior notice for these sorts of requests is appreciated and helps us to avoid service disruptions.
A death should be registered as soon as possible after the death, and within eight days of the death. The registration can be carried out by:
- Any relative of the deceased, or;
- Any person present at the death, or;
- The deceased’s executor or other legal representative, or;
- The occupier, at the time of death, of the premises where the death took place or;
- Any other person having knowledge of the particulars to be registered.