Burial records

To access burial records please make a request by email or letter. You cannot access the records in person at Mortonhall Crematorium.

Your request must include the

  • name of deceased
  • exact date of death
  • last address of deceased, if known.

There are a number of privately owned cemeteries in Edinburgh, who keep their own records, so we may not be able to provide the information you are looking for.

You can pay in person, over the phone by debit or credit card, or by making a cheque payable to the City of Edinburgh Council.

Payment is non-refundable if no information is found.

Finding a date of death

If you do not have the exact date of death for us to search our records, you can check on the General Register Office for Scotland website.

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