East Lothian Council

Burial services

Cemeteries and burial grounds

Grave Yard

We are responsible for maintaining East Lothian's 37 burial grounds. The registration of deaths and arrangements for funerals are handled by the Area Registrars.

If you require to use our services, we aim to provide sympathetic and customer-focused support during your time of need.  

Our staff

We are currently investing in staff training and will be one of the few local authorities to have all staff involved in burials qualified to Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) standard.

Costs

The Council takes part in an annual comparison with Scotland's 31 other local authorities. This ensures that the charges you pay for lair purchase and interments are kept to a reasonable level. 

How our cemeteries are run

Our Burial Grounds Regulations download provides some information on how our cemeteries are run and should tell you everything you need to know about erecting headstones and planting flowers.   

This document will soon be getting reviewed; simple-to-follow guidelines on purchasing lairs, arranging funerals and erecting memorial stones will be available here in the near future.

In the meantime, local undertakers and monumental sculptors are the best point of contact to guide you through arranging a funeral or erecting a memorial headstone.

Memorials

Our Burial Ground Regulations provide some information on how our cemeteries are run and should tell you everything you need to know about erecting headstones and planting flowers. Local undertakers and monumental sculptors are the best point of contact to guide you through arranging a funeral or erecting a memorial headstone.

Landscape and Countryside, East Lothian Council, Block C Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA.

Telephone: 01620 827430

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.