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Help & Advice on Scattering Ashes

how to scatter ashes

At Scattering Ashes we understand that you may have a lot of questions. We do our very best to provide help and advice on scattering ashes.

There are certain places where you can scatter ashes and certain places where you can't.

What does the law say on the matter and who gives their permission?  Law and permission

We've put together the responses from some of the key organisations:

If your place or venue isn't listed above try using the 'search' function on our blog page which covers many international locations and significant places.

We also consider generic types of location, such as woodlands or hillsides, in our section  where to scatter. We understand that many choose a scatter over water which has its own pitfalls and advantages, this is dealt separately under scattering over the sea or on a river.

The scattering ceremony is an important way of celebrating the life of a loved one and there is not much guidance out there so we've put together some ideas to help you plan the ceremony itself :

Also people often ask us how to get cremation ashes either back to the UK or how to take them to a place that was special to their loved one, so follow the link to travelling with ashes. You may need someone to courier the ashes for you.

We some advice on planting a memorial tree too.

Lastly we have also put together some information on funerals:

Finally, if you can't find the answer here, use the 'search' box, we have over 300 articles dedicated to helping you celebrate the life of a loved one.

I just wanted to say thank you for your really helpful website; all your sensitive, practical and creative advice and suggestions are really appreciated. Rebecca



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