Arranging a burial

To arrange a burial, buy a lair, or to erect and maintain a monument or plaque:

Christmas and New Year opening hours and contact

The cemeteries office (0131 561 5280) will be:

  • closed Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 December
  • open Monday 24, Thursday 27, Monday 31 December from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Normal working hours resume Thursday, 3 January 2019 at 9:00am.

Please deliver all paperwork by hand before closing, or hold until we return.

Date Phone/office cover only Hours for interments
Monday, 24 December 2018 9:00 – 3:00pm office cover Last interment 12:00pm
Tuesday, 25 December 2018 No cover No interments
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 No cover Interments only if authorised by Cemeteries Foreman
Last interment 12:00pm
Thursday, 27 December 2018 9:00 – 3:00pm office cover Interments only if authorised by Cemeteries Foreman
Last interment 12:00pm
Friday, 28 December 2018 9:00 – 11.00am. Interments by appointment only Interments only if authorised by Cemeteries Foreman
Last interment 12:00pm
Saturday, 29 December 2018 No cover Interments only if authorised by Cemeteries Foreman
Last interment 12:00pm
Sunday, 20 December 2018 No cover No interments
Monday, 31 December 2018 9:00 – 3:00pm office cover Interments only if authorised by Cemeteries Foreman
Last interment 12:00pm
Tuesday, 1 January 2019 No cover No interments
Wednesday, 2 January 2019 9:00 – 11.00am. interments by appointment only. Interments only if authorised by Cemeteries Foreman
Last interment 12:00pm
Thursday, 3 January 2019 Normal working hours Normal Working Hours

Funeral directors and stonemasons

To add your company to our listing, please email cemeteries.admin@midlothian.gov.uk or call 0131 561 5280.

Commemorative seats and memorial trees

To install a commemorative seat or plant a memorial tree, email Tam Finlay in the Landscape and Countryside office.

Grave decorations

We may remove flowers and artefacts 14 days after the burial.  If you would like to keep them, please arrange to remove them before this. We can only hold them at the bothy or houff for another 14 days.

Enquiries

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