Cremation policy

Policy statements for cremation at Mortonhall

Our Cremation Policy Statement (PDF, 179KB) was approved in February 2015. This sets out the range and quality of service that the bereaved can expect from services delivered at Mortonhall Crematorium, and outlines a commitment from us to deliver cremation services to the specified standards.

Scottish Government Policy Statement relating to the cremation of babies and infants

This statement has been developed in response to the recommendations of Lord Bonomy’s Infant Cremation Commission and sets out a clear standard approach for each Cremation Authority in Scotland for this sensitive process. You can download a copy of the Policy Statement (PDF, 204KB). This statement was developed with the support of the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities and the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, the Scottish Government’s National Committee on Infant Cremation has developed and approved a Policy Statement on Infant Cremation. Key elements of this national policy are incorporated in the Edinburgh Cremation Policy Statement.

Scottish Government National Committee on Infant Cremation - Code of Practice

This Code of Practice sets out the key principles and minimum standards for all organisations conducting infant cremations, as agreed by the National Committee on Infant Cremation on 4 December 2015.

Mortonhall Mission Statement 

Our Mission Statement sets out the range and quality of service that you can expect from services delivered at Mortonhall Crematorium. You can download it below.


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