Service UpdateFrom Monday 26th April 2021, coronavirus restrictions at Fife's cemeteries and crematoria will be relaxed in line with guidance provided by Scottish Government.
1. In consideration of average family groups that attend, with 2m physical distancing applied, 40 attendees are the maximum that can be accommodated within the Chapels at Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline crematoria
2. The restriction of 50 mourners applies to attendees at cemetery services
Coronavirus Covid-19 update to services
From Monday 26th April 2021, coronavirus restrictions at Fifes cemeteries and crematoria will be relaxed in line with guidance provided by Scottish Government.
These measures are applied following guidance provided by Scottish Government, and are taken to minimise risk to attendees, funeral directors, officiants, and service staff involved in services.
- In consideration of average family groups that attend, with 2m physical distancing applied, 40 attendees are the maximum that can be accommodated within the Chapels at Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline crematoria
- The restriction of 50 mourners applies to attendees at cemetery services
- Masks should still be worn at indoor venues
- Family should not handle the coffin or carry cords. Because of the requirement to remain 2 metres apart from one another, funeral directors or the burial ground/crematoria staff will only be able to ensure a coffin is carried correctly and safely by undertaking this without family involvement
- Test and Protect contact tracing is still be required. The introduction of a QR code has been used to assist in gathering this information prior to services beginning. If you can, please use this method as it is safer. However, test and protect forms are available
- Mourners will continue to be discouraged from gathering outside the funeral service venue whether it is at a cemetery or crematorium
- The external speakers will not be in operation at the crematoria to discourage crowds to gather outside the crematorium chapel
- We will continue to provide free web streaming of cremation services until restrictions are no longer required
- Singing will continue to be discouraged
- The Books of Remembrance at both crematoria remains closed to minimise risk of infection. The Books of Remembrance can be viewed online via the Fife Council website - Books of Remembrance
Our offices are closed to the public at this time, however some services will resume from Monday 29th 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 29th 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
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.
Family history enquiries
We have been responsible for opening new cemeteries since the late 19th century and have also acquired the responsibility for older parish burial grounds records.
Bereavement Services holds the records of public cemeteries and crematoria in Fife. The records consist of burial and crematoria registers.
Should you wish to find out information on the final resting place of your ancestors, please fill out a Family History Enquiry Form, (see related publications section below for this form). This should be completed in full and returned to email@example.com
We will complete up to 2 family searches, per person, per month.
We currently do not charge a fee for this service.