Duncan Grant

Delliefure Custodian
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It’s important to commemorate the names of the dead and when they lived.

The burial ground will remain as a natural environment, the way you see it now. Unlike a conventional cemetery, there will not be rows of memorial stones, benches, vases of flowers or mementos, which would alter the special natural quality of the meadow.

Memorial stones are not permitted on graves, in order to preserve the character of the meadow areas at Delliefure as an open grassland environment, the way you see them now. But you can purchase a memorial plaque, or rights to place a memorial stone within the woodland. Please read the terms and conditions for placing a stone in the woodland before applying.

Memorial plaques

Inside the burial ground, we have recently built a solid chestnut-framed memorial panel where Caithness slate plaques are mounted. Each plaque is inscribed with the name, year of birth and year of death of those buried here.

We have selected local materials and constructed the panel to withstand the test of time and weather.

If you would like to order a memorial plaque for the memorial panel, please go to the forms and prices page and download the relevant form.

Memorial rights

The memorial rights are granted for the display of a memorial plaque in the frame. 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 frame and other maintenance at the burial ground after income from the sale of rights of burial has ceased.

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, Stewart Murdoch, who creates beautiful pieces in wood and stone.