You will be issued with an Exclusive Right of Burial (Title Deed or Lair certificate) when you buy a lair.  This certificate gives the lair holder the right for him or herself to be buried within the allocated lair.
Others may also be buried in the lair only at the request of the lair holder, and with permission from the Council
The land ownership remains with Stirling Council
If the lair has not been used after 100 years or transferred to any other family member, the Council can end the Exclusive Right of Burial. This would be done after appropriate checks and measures have been carried out.
Applications to Purchase a Lair should be submitted to the Cemeteries service with the appropriate payment Title Deeds/Lair certificate will be issued to the applicant approximately 2 weeks from receipt of application.  
You can only buy the Exclusive Right of Burial in advance in cemeteries where there is enough land resource available
Current cemeteries with restrictions:

  • Bannockburn
  • Strathblane
  • Blairdrummond
  • Callander
  • Logie
  • St Thomas

In cemeteries that have enough land, lairs will be allocated in rotation, at the discretion of the Stirling Council.  Lair capacity is not guaranteed as each cemetery has different ground conditions. 

Interment Fees 

Standard Interment (18 years and over) £1183.20
Interment - Saturday (am) £1,203.00
Interment - Saturday (pm) £1,236.00
Interment - Public Holiday £1,328.70
Standard Interment of Cremated Remains  £320.30
Interment of Cremated Remains - Saturday (am) £325.50
Interment of Cremated Remains - Saturday (pm) £333.70
Interment of Cremated Remains - Public Holiday £358.40
Interment of NVF, Stillborn Babies and Ages 0-17 Years No Charge

Lair Purchase Fees

Standard Lair Purchase (including Certificate and Foundation) £910.90*
Ages 0-17 Years Lair Purchase (including Certificate and Foundation)  No Charge
Cremated Remains Only Lair Purchase (including Certificate and Foundation) £834.40**
Woodland Burial Lair Purchase (including Certificate and cost for Tree Planting) £763.00***

* Lair Charge - £535.50

**Cremated Remains Lair Charge - £459.00

*** This includes the cost for tree planting and the certificate fee.  Any Funeral Directors fees will be in addition to the Burial Authority's pricing.

Columbarium Fees

1 Columbarium Niche - 10 Years Lease £339.70
1 Columbarium Niche - 20 Years Lease £484.50
2 Columbarium Niche - 10 Years Lease £675.20
2 Columbarium Niche - 20 Years Lease £969.00

Certificate Fees

Lair Certificate £49.00
Transfer Certificate £49.00
Duplicate Certificate £49.00
Feasibility Certificate £49.00

Memorial Fees

Installation of Memorial Foundation £326.40
Memorial Mason Registration Scheme £54.10 (including VAT)
Memorial Permits (all) £16.30

Memorial Plaques

Woodland Memorial Plaque £16.30
Woodland Memorial Plaque with Photograph £17.30
Columbarium Plaque £56.00
Childrens Memorial Plaque £105.00

Other Fees and Charges

Any Funeral Directors Fees will be in addition to the Burial Authority's pricing. 

Genealogical Search (per half hour) £16.30
Exhumation Order Actual Cost
Please Note: These prices are effective from 1st April 2022
If your Title deed/Lair certificate has been lost or damaged you can apply for a duplicate by applying to the Cemeteries service with the appropriate payment.
Transfer of Certificate
Title Deeds/Lair certificates can be transferred if the original lair holder has passed away Applicants should consult with all other beneficiaries to seek consent to the transferApplications should be submitted with the appropriate payment to the Cemeteries service.
Only one person can be recorded as having the exclusive right of burial in a lair. These can not be sold or transferred without written approval from the Council.  It is an offence to sell a lair to anyone other than the Council.
The Council may buy back unused lairs at the original purchase price (deducting the cost of the original Title deed/Lair certificate issue) To transfer the lair back to the Council you should write to the Cemeteries service and enclose your original documents
A standard full coffin lair will measure 3m in length by 1m in width. Where ground conditions allow, be sold for up to four full coffin burials and also up to four caskets of cremated remains.  
A standard cremated remains lair will measure 1m in length by 1m in width and will be sold for up to six interments of cremated remains.  
Lairs for stillborn babies and non-viable foetuses are available at St Thomas Cemetery and Bannockburn Cemetery. These are free of charge.

Last updated: Monday, September 20, 2021 11:50 AM