Malcolm Forbes

Lord Forbes - Cothiemuir Landowner
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Memorial Stones

Memorial rights are granted for the display of a memorial stone on the grave. Rights last for a period of 25 years after which they are renewable. The renewal of memorial rights in the future will provide an important contribution to the upkeep of the burial ground after income from the sale of rights of burial has ceased.

​In keeping with the wild and natural character of the burial ground, memorial stones need to be rustic in shape and laid flat to the ground. Local field or river stones are ideal – one that you have sourced and collected yourself or which your craftsman has identified on which the name and dates of the deceased are cut. Square cut or polished stones are not to be placed.

​If you would like to place a memorial please go to our forms and prices page to download the Memorial rights form or use our online application.

The stone should be laid flat to the ground and no larger than 30cm x 30cm (12 inches square). Letter cutting can be undertaken by a family member, local stonemason or memorial mason. In keeping with the natural setting, no paint should be used in the letters.

Please read the memorial rights terms and conditions before applying.

Local letter cutting providers

Murdoch Sculpture

Offering stone sourcing and letter-cutting service
Tel: 01807 500214
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N & B Calder Ltd

Unit 7, Thainstane Centre, Inverurie, AB51 5WU
Tel: 01467 6332813

Robertson Memorials of Aberdeen

Silvertrees Drive, Westhill, Aberdeen AB32 6BH
Tel: 01224 652000.

Tree planting

We have a number of spaces where we can offer a place to plant a native tree at the natural burial ground in memory of someone special. New native trees will enhance the development of the extended woodland, improving biodiversity and encouraging more wildlife to visit.

New trees, selected from native varieties, can be planted in the bands of new tree planting that enclose the burial glades.

The price for planting a tree covers the selection of the tree, identification of the position for the tree, preparing the ground for the planting, a stake, tree tie and guard, and mulch around the base of the tree; beyond that, it also covers the administration costs and maintenance for three years.

If you would like to plant a tree in memory of somebody please contact us, and complete an application form online or download a tree dedication form from the Forms & Prices page.

Hand-crafted memorials for your home and garden

If you would like to commission a handcrafted memorial for your home or garden; we can wholeheartedly recommend local craftsman, Stuart Murdoch, who creates beautiful pieces in wood and stone.