Burial Grounds

There are in excess of 200 burial grounds in Aberdeenshire managed and maintained by Landscape Services and a further 13 private burial grounds where interments can be arranged. Lairs can also be purchased (in burial grounds where capacity allows) by telephone or in person by appointment.

List of charges

effective from 1st April 2016

Purchase of Right of Burial

Purchase of Right of BurialResidentNon-resident
Full Interment Lair £763 £1334
Casket Lair £469 £821

top of pageFull Interment Charges

Full Interment ChargesDaysResidentNon-resident

For persons 16 years and over

Latest arrival time 11.30 on Saturday

Monday - Friday £667 £1332
Saturday £1000 £1999
Child aged 5 - 15 years   No charge No charge
Child up to 5 years   No charge No charge
Stillborn Child   No charge No charge

Cremated Remains (with or without casket)

Latest arrival time 11.30 on Saturday

Monday - Friday £196 £390
Saturday £294 £586
Scattering of Ashes   £42 £73
Testing a Lair/Trial Dig   £146

£255

Interment in a private burial ground or any location not managed by Aberdeenshire Council   Charged at cost
Disinterment of Remains  

charged at cost

Surcharge on above price for public holidays 100%

Surcharge for burials scheduled after latest arrival times 50%.

Latest Arrival Times :

24 October 2016 - 25 November 2016 -14:30

28 November 2016 - 27 January 2017 - 14:00

30 January 2017 - 24 March 2017 - 14:30

27 March - October 2017 - 15:00

top of pageErection of Headstones and Memorial Plaques

  • Preparatory work for erection of headstone - resident £138, non resident £241
  • Preparatory work for commemorative plaque - resident £36, non resident £64
  • Granting permission where no foundation necessary - resident £30, non resident £54
  • Transfer of Lair Rights to a resident £75, to a non resident £ 646
  • Search of Records (per hour or part thereof) - £20
  • Duplicate Lair Certificate (plus cost of any necessary search) - £75

Note: The following interments only carried out by special arrangement.

Save in exceptional circumstances, no interments permitted on:

  • Saturdays after 11.30 am
  • Sundays
  • 25th December
  • 1st January

All applications for such should be made to the Director of Infrastructure Services or his nominated representative. Surcharges will apply.

Public Holidays

  • 25th December (by special arrangement only)
  • 26th December (or nominated day)
  • 1st January (by special arrangement only)
  • 2nd January (or nominated day)
  • Good Friday
  • May Day

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