Statement on cremation of babies
Infant Cremations Scotland Code of Practice
South Ayrshire Council's Bereavement Services' aim to meet your needs and expectations
by providing a service of the highest standard. As part of this continuing effort
to improve how we serve our community, we hope you will take this opportunity to
comment frankly on the service you have received from us.
The information you return to us will be treated in a confidential manner and will
allow us to make improvements. Can I thank you for taking the time to read this
and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of help with this or any other
Tel: 01292 266051
Set in seven acres of countryside on the eastern edge of Ayr town. Masonhill Crematorium was built by the community in
1966 and has served the community for over thirty years.
The impressive chapel, tastefully decorated, will seat up to 155 with room for many
more standing. There is also a large and comfortable waiting room.
The grounds tended by our own staff, are laid mainly to lawn and provide a peaceful
setting overlooking farmland to the surrounding hills.
Within our grounds we provide the facilities to commemorate the life of the departed
by some form of memorial as required by their family and friends.
There is a range of memorial options available for dedication including wall plaques,
benches, rosebed, shrubs and trees.
We will be pleased to offer our advice and services both when arranging a funeral
and when deciding the final resting place of the cremated remains.
Our staff are committed to providing everyone attending the highest standards of
service and presentation and the crematorium has been recognised for its high standards
by winning an award at the prestigious Cemetery Of The Year Awards, having been
judged by industry experts.
South Ayrshire Council is a member of the
Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management. Here are our guiding principles.
The Council are also members of the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities and we strictly follow their Code of Practice.
It is always in your best interest to make a will and let your family and friends
know your wishes.
We actively encourage visitors to come behind the scenes and see the workings of
the crematorium, either on open days or by appointment.
We have disabled friendly access to all our buildings, including the Chapel, and
flat footpaths to most areas of the Memorial Gardens. When the ground is soft there
may be difficulty accessing the Yew Gardens and some areas on the East Lawn. The
Chapel has a loop amplification system for anyone with hearing difficulties and
we have large print copies of our Hymn Books available from the Chapel Attendant.
New Bereavement Legislation
The recommendations from The Burial and Cremation Act 2016 are now
being rolled out and brought into statute. The main amendment to highlight is the introduction of new cremation forms. These new forms must be
used from Thursday 4th April 2019.
Ayr KA6 6EN
Office hours: Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 4.45pm; Friday 8.45am to 4.00pm
Book of Remembrance: 10.00 am till 4.00 pm Mon - Fri, 10.00 am till 1.00 pm Saturdays
and public holidays.
Grounds: The grounds surrounding the crematorium are always open and friends and relatives are welcome
to come and pay their respects at any time.
Tel: 01292 288801
By Bus: Bus
Route Service to Masonhill Crematorium 42 - Ayr to Cumnock or 10 Min Taxi from Ayr Station.
By Car: On the A77 at Ayr, At Holmston Roundabout take the exit onto the A70 Signposted
Cumnock, Dumfries, Crematorium. Pass Dobbies Garden Centre on the left and then
turn right to the Crematorium (signposted) [Show