Cremation And Burial

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Reference
2018070927000058
Category
Request Date
Monday, July 9, 2018
Response Date
Friday, July 13, 2018

Question

I am investigating the fall in burial numbers and a subsequent rise in cremation in Glasgow. I am looking into reasons for this and I would like to look into burial costs, and I was hoping you could provide me with any information you can. This could include any records you have on burials within the last few years that I could have a look at or opinions on why burial has fallen in popularity (cost, aesthetic of cemeteries etc). I have found that your council area has the cheapest burials in Scotland and if possible I’d like to find out how this is possible.

Answer

Please see the link for the costs associated with Burial Grounds and Internment Fees https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/births-marriages-and-deaths/registration-service/burial-grounds-and-interment-fees/ (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

 

Please note, we do not offer a Cremation service.

 

The costs associated with burials in the Western Isles have been subject to the same annual incremental percentage applied to other services provided by the Cleansing department of Municipal Services.

 

Below are some details showing costs since 1999:

 

1999/2000

2001/2002

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

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DESCRIPTION

PER UNIT

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PER UNIT

PER UNIT

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BURIAL GROUNDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lair Fee

 

£203.00

£252.00

£277.00

£305.00

£320.00

£336.00

£336.00

£345.00

£360.00

£375.00

£380.00

£388.00

£392.00

£395.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERMENT FEES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adults and children over 12 years

£120.96

£160.00

£195.00

£215.00

£237.00

£249.00

£261.45

£262.00

£270.00

£285.00

£295.00

£300.00

£306.00

£308.00

£310.00

Children (6-12 years)

£75.60

£100.00

£120.00

£132.00

£145.00

£152.00

£159.60

£160.00

£160.00

£165.00

£170.00

£175.00

£178.50

£180.00

£182.00

Children (under 6 years) and caskets

£44.10

£60.00

£75.00

£82.00

£90.00

£95.00

£99.75

£100.00

£100.00

£105.00

£110.00

£110.00

£112.00

£113.00