East Lothian Council

Burial services

Burial ground charges 2017/18


Cost of Transfer of Lair (Incl. New Certificate)


Issue of Duplicate/Replacement Lair Certificate


Lair Purchase

Purchase of Lair – 1 or 2 Interments


Purchase of Lair – Up to 3 Interments


Purchase of Lair for Cremated Remains

(Only available where ground conditions prevent a full coffin interment)


Interment Fees

Interment of Stillborn Child


Interment of Child Under 5 Yrs


Interment of Person 5-17 Yrs


Interment of Adult


Interment of Cremated Remains



Residents Outside Council Area

Plus 50% All Costs

Incl. Weekend Surcharges

Service or Lair Excavated on Saturday

Plus 50% Interment Costs

Service or Lair Excavated on Sunday or Public Holiday

Plus 100% Interment Costs

First Interment of 3 in Lair Purchased Pre-1st April 2000


Search Fees

Minimum charge for search of records relating to family history-type enquiries or Title Deed searches – per half hour.  Also applies to Headstone Applications where Lair details are not provided.

£17.98 (+£3.59 VAT)

Memorial Stones

Cost of pre-formed or individual foundation charged on application to erect

£140 (+£28.00 VAT)

Maintenance fee for headstones

£104 (+£20.80 VAT)

Some 3-person lairs in Prestonpans have already had a 50% surcharge applied at time of purchase, pre-2000.

Before applying the £156.00 surcharge for the first interment of three in lair purchased pre-1st April 2000, ELC staff should refer to the Lair Book and check what was charged at the time of the sale of the lair.

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

Telephone: 01620 827308

Fax: 01620 827209

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