Arranging a burial

To arrange a full interment or the burial of cremated remains in the cemetery within East Lothian you should contact the registrar’s office at Haddington by phone or email:

Tel 01620 827308 or Email:

Amenity services are responsible for the maintenance of all cemeteries and burial grounds in East Lothian. Partnering with the council's Registration Team, we provide a courteous and professional burial service.

To arrange a burial in a council cemetery or woodland, buy a lair, erect and maintain a monument or plaque, or for queries around the management or maintenance of a cemetery, please contact us via the details on this page.

Costs of buying a lair and arranging a burial

Regulations for the management of burial grounds


Grave decorations

We may remove flowers and artefacts 14 days after the burial. If you would like to keep them, please arrange to remove them before this.


Funeral directors and monumental sculptors

They are informed on the management of our burial grounds and are best placed to guide you through the processes when the need arises.