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What is the price of ashes?

The Mortonhall scandal in Edinburgh was dreadful, the practice where the crematoria did not return or offer to return stillborn or new-born babies ashes to the parents after cremation, with the reason that there was nothing to return, when in many instances this was untrue and very wrong. The subsequent mea culpa from the municipal…

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Scottish Wildlife Trust Policy on cremated remains

This is there policy summary: Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) will not permit burials of bodies or ashes on its wildlife reserves. However, SWT is happy to consider the scattering of ashes in a sensitive manner on reserves, and in exceptional circumstances will also consider memorials. You are supposed to contact the relevant Scottish Wildlife Trust Conservation…

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The changing face of municipal memorialsation

  It would seem councils are waking up to the fact that people are general cremated and now that people no longer scatter their loved ones ashes at the crematoria that they may have changing role in relation to public memorialisation. I came across this from Kelso in Scotland. A councillor has been petitioning Scottish…

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Facebook to the rescue again!

Two positive stories about Facebook in one week! Fingers crossed I will be on the payroll soon. This is the story of a man who had his mother ashes returned to him after a Facebook appeal. A thief stole his van in Bridport, Dorset then returned the ashes (not the van) presumably after having his…

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Loch Lomond: Sterling

Scattering ashes over Loch Lomond Location Luss Pier, Loch Lomond Area of operation Loch Lomond Type of boat See above Duration of trip 30 Mins – 60 Mins – more if required Capacity of boat The boats can accommodate a maximum of 7 passengers per boat [8 persons including our driver] larger groups can be…

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North Berwick and Firth of Forth: East Lothian

Scattering Ashes at Sea – North Berwick Location North Berwick, twentyfive miles from Edinburgh Area of operation Firth of Forth usually around North Berwick but can go further afield Type of Boat Starfish 8, 28ft workboat Duration of trip 30 – 1hr, greater if required Capacity of boat 10 Refreshments Clients can bring their own…

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Can you send cremation ashes in the post?

  You cannot send the whole amount of cremated human remains / cremation ashes in the post. You can however send up to 50g of ashes. The Post Office prohibits the full amount being sent either: nationally via Royal Mail and Parcelforce and internationally through Parcelforce Worldwide UK, which includes mail services: First Class, Second Class and Special Delivery…

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Mortonhall Ashes Scandal

The Edinburgh crematoria at Mortonhall is at the centre of a scandal. Prior to 2007 it was their policy not to return the ashes of stillborn children and very small infants (antenatal or neonatal babies). The basis for this, it would appear, was  a blanket policy to inform parents that there would be no ashes…

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Even TripAdvisor is joining in!

  Well sort of, I came across someone last week asking for tips for a location to scatter their mothers ashes “Good place on Lewis to scatter ashes My mother sadly passed away in October and the family is hoping to have a get-together next July to commemorate her life and scatter her ashes in…

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Moray Firth: Inverness

Scattering Ashes at Sea on the Moray Firth Location  Bay/Moray Firth Area of operation Anywhere (except small pioneer which is restricted to the bay only Type of boat Pioneer multi 8.5m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) ‘Buchaneer’ 3. 7.85m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) ‘Privateer’ 31ft Sailing Catamaran ‘Meercat’ Duration of trip As required Capacity of boat Pioneer…

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Austerity measures impacting grieving families: Scottish crematoria shutting on a Saturday and Sunday

The article below from the Perthshire Advertiser whilst seemingly local, throws up some very interesting questions around bereavement services, their cost and availability. Perth Council have decided to retain ownership of their crematoria. A move welcomed by local funeral directors on the grounds that it will keep costs down for families. However, they have chosen…

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Scattering Ashes – Ashes into Fireworks: UK wide

Ashes into Fireworks Ashes into fireworks: Professional firework displays incorporating ashes are a fantastic way to celebrate the life of a loved one. They are truly fantastic events, scattering the ashes over the heavens. It is a scattering ceremony that will stay forever in the memory. We have a range of options for you. Advantages…

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Portrush, County Antrim: Northern Ireland Coast

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Portrush Location The North Pier, Portrush harbour , County Antrim. Area of operation They cover the north coast of Donegal and the Mull of Kintyre including the Scottish Islands of Islay, Jura, Gigha and Iona. Type of boat See picture above Duration of trip Dependant on your wishes Capacity of…

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Ardfern, Argyll and Bute: West Scottish Coast

Scattering Ashes at Sea West Coast Scotland Location Ardfern, West Scotland Area of operation Loch Craignish, across the Sound of Jura and into the Gulf of Corryvreckan Type of boat Interceptor 42 Duration of trip 1-4 hours Capacity of boat 12  Refreshments Courtesy bottled water, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, with shortbread Additional Facilities include a…

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Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye: Scotland

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Isle of Skye Location Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland Area of operation Loch Coruisk Type of boat Lochin 38 – a high-specification, modern, powerful sea-going vessel Duration of trip 1½ hours or longer if you wish to go ashore Capacity of boat 40 with no minimum numbers Refreshments Free tea,…

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Policy position: Historic Environment Scotland

  Historic Environment Scotland is non-departmental public body established under the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 being a registered charity (Scottish Charity number SC045925) and having its principal office at Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SH. Scattering of ashes is permitted at many historic sites in our care, however it should be noted that…

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Scatter ashes – National Trust for Scotland

This is what the National Trust for Scotland have to say: The Trust has no formal policy which would cover all situations across the wide range of properties that we have responsibility for in Scotland.  The Trust is respectful of peoples’ wishes but must have regard for a wide range of issues including the environmental…

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