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. 

Cremation services at Mortonhall Crematorium

Following on from the major fire in March 2015, repair work has been carried out and we are now accepting bookings for both memorial services and cremations from Monday 11th May. Two of our cremators remain out of use following this incident, therefore in order to manage bookings both memorial and cremation services will be provided Monday to Friday, and memorial services only on Saturdays. This position will be reviewed in late June and a further update provided at this time.

We acknowledge that this will have an impact on the number of cremations which will be delivered here at Mortonhall, and we are working hard to conclude the replacement of the two additional cremators.

We would like to thank members of the public and our customers for their patience at this time, and in addition, the funeral directors in Edinburgh for their continued support.

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.



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