About Mortonhall Crematorium

Cremation in Edinburgh

Cremation in EdinburghMortonhall Crematorium is situated on the south side of Edinburgh in a mature woodland setting. The crematorium, created by the architect Sir Basil Spence, was opened in February 1967.

To arrange a cremation at Mortonhall, you can speak to your funeral director or contact us directly.

Facilities at Mortonhall

  • Main Chapel (seating for 250)
  • Pentland Chapel (seating for 50)
  • Religious symbols representing Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, San, Sikhism and Tao. All symbols can be covered for non-religious services
  • an organ, ipod docking station, CD and tape playing equipment in both chapels
  • downloadable music system, with the majority of music able to be sourced
  • outside speakers for Main chapel for when there is not enough room within the chapel for all mourners
  • disabled parking and removable pew for wheelchairs in both chapels. A wheelchair is also available
  • deaf aid loop system in both chapels
  • waiting room with toilets, including disabled toilet
  • car park within the grounds.

Mortonhall Memorial Garden

Work is scheduled to begin at Mortonhall Crematorium on Monday 31 August 2015 on the Memorial Garden for babies affected by historical practices. Work  is on schedule to be completed by November 2015. Contractors will be working closely with local teams to ensure this work is carried out sensitively and will aim to minimise disruption, as far as possible,  to local residents and visitors to the crematorium.

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