Thursday, 15 July 2010

New grave mates

The Kirk has backed a potential plan by the Scottish Government to allow old graves to be deepened after a period of 75 years to allow new burials to take place. The original inhabitant or inhabitants of the grave would be temporarily removed to allow the plot to be deepened, reinterred, and then new burials would follow suit above.

The Kirk sees it as a 'reasonable and respectful' suggestion. The Free Church, Roman Catholic Church and Jewish bodies disagree, whilst the Muslim Council of Scotland believe it should happen as a last resort, and only to relatives.

The full story is in the Scotsman at
http://news.scotsman.com/news/RIP-for-75-years-40then.6420660.jp. I've no idea who gets priority when it comes to the headstones!

(With thanks to Helen Grant of Scottish Monumental Inscriptions)

Chris

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