Monday, 18 January 2010

Edinburgh graveyards - World Monuments Fund

Five graveyards based in Edinburgh are on the World Monuments Fund's critical watch list - Greyfriars Kirkyard, Canongate Kirkyard, St. Cuthberts Kirkyard, Old Calton Burial Ground, and New Calton Burial Ground. They are in an appalling state - for more, visit the WMF's website at www.wmf.org/project/edinburgh-historic-graveyards.

I must admit, one of the sadder aspects of Scottish genealogy is that Scotland's cemeteries are in a much worse condition in general compared to elsewhere in Britain and my own native Northern Ireland. Thank God for the thriving volunteers in Scotland (FHSs, Recording Angels, Moray Burial Research Group, etc) who transcribe the information contained on the various headstones.

(With thanks to Jonathan Foyle via Twitter)

Chris

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