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Frequently Asked Questions

No. We do not conduct ‘conveyer belt’ funerals. We want you and your family to feel relaxed.

We are working hard to ensure that the burial ground develops in to a nature rich woodland with as many disease-free plant species as possible, so we are unable to allow families to lay flowers or bring in any bulbs or seeds to the site.

The burial ground is not a manicured cemetery and is intended to remain a natural habitat for wildlife to thrive in so we require families to refrain from cutting grass or other plants on their loved one’s grave. There is no need to do this as the grass will be mown by us in the spring and autumn to allow it to seed, thus allowing a greater diversity of flora and fauna to thrive and to ensure we remain carbon positive. The paths are always maintained which allows access throughout . There is also a network of mown paths throughout the burial ground allowing access to all areas.

Yes. Adjacent plots can be purchased at the same time as availability at a later date cannot be guaranteed.

Yes. Pre-purchasing a plot reserves your burial plot at today’s price.

No. However, your loved one will need to be cared for between the time of death until the funeral. Please ask us for advice.

Yes. You will find a list of these in the Arrange tab in the main menu.

Yes. Each burial within the burial ground secures the land for the future. There is no likelihood whatsoever that any other development will take place on the site. It is protected from future development as the local planning authority have granted permission for the land to be used as a burial ground. Any other land use would require an application to the planning authority for development and such an application would be unlikely to receive consent.

Yes. Bagpipers, choirs, harpists etc are all welcome.

Yes. Your minister will hold the committal at the graveside.

No. You own the exclusive right of burial. The freehold is owned by the company CairnBrae Natural Burial Ground Ltd.