Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014
From 1 September 2014, local authorities in Scotland will no longer require to administer the scheme of period and temporary venue approval for the purpose of undertaking civil marriages out with council premises.
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We are responsible for the smooth running of 47 cemeteries and churchyards. Some of these are closed, for example, the old
churchyard at Kirkoswald, famous for its links with Rabbie Burns. Others are seldom
used and often in remote locations. In most of the remaining 19 operational cemeteries,
burial lairs are available for purchase.
We are able to advise on all aspects of
burial and memorialisation and maintain close links with funeral directors, the
clergy and memorial masons in order to provide the best possible service.
We offer a range of services including full family lairs, cremated remains plots,
baby graves and communal areas for stillborn babies. To discuss any of these options
in more detail, please contact the relevant Cemetery Office, where experienced staff will be
on hand, to advise.
Please view our Management Rules for more detailed
information on Cemetery management.
South Ayrshire Council is a member of the
Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management. Here is our guiding
It is always in your best interest to make a will and let your family and friends
know your wishes.
Sale of lairs at Ayr Cemetery
The pre-selling of lairs at Ayr is now withdrawn. New lairs will still be available for families requiring immediate use.
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