Online Book of Remembrance
Whilst we all share the sadness that comes when someone passes, it is not possible for us to allow unofficial memorials to be attached to the trees or laid on the surrounding areas. This can be damaging to the trees and can affect the enjoyment of other visitors, therefore this is not permitted.
Our deepest sympathies are with those of you who have lost loved ones, and we are very sorry if this causes any offence, we assure you that none is intended.
We ask that within our Gardens Of Remembrance, people visiting leave behind only flowers and cards that can be removed after a sufficient period of time.
The Society does have official memorials ( Book of remembrance and wall tablets ) available.
Any queries should be directed to the managers office beside the New Chapel or by telephone on 0141 946 2895.
Following his father’s cremation at Glasgow Crematorium in December 2020, Mr John Burnett, an organist, gifted an electronic organ for the New Chapel in memory of his late father, Mr Samuel Beresford Burnett. Mr Samuel Burnett was himself a classically trained organist and it is fitting that his son is pictured here in front of our RAF stained glass window considering his late father’s past military service in the RAF. This most generous gift has provided a very high-quality instrument which will greatly enhance the musical offering for families and friends attending services in the New Chapel.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Obitus webcasting facility from Monday 16th November 2020.
By providing online access to funeral services, we hope it will enable those who are unable to attend the service in person to feel more included in the funeral event.
The service will be professionally recorded and each service can be viewed via a unique PIN (personal identification number) either in real time or, if stated, over the next 28 days. It is also possible to request a commemorative DVD of the service should you wish. Please consider and then discuss your funeral preferences, perhaps including this new option, with your funeral director to ensure that your loved one’s service is arranged according to your exact requirements.
Cost options are located on our Costs page.
Today marks the 125th anniversary of the first cremation performed in Scotland at Glasgow Crematorium on 17 April 1895. Scotland’s first crematorium opened during a time of cholera, typhoid and diphtheria. On this anniversary the nation is sadly once more witnessing substantial loss from a devastating pandemic. The Scottish Cremation Society is part of Glasgow’s heritage – a tribute to inspirational local design and engineering – and a cherished place where we can celebrate life and reflect on our losses and remember.
The Society has operated for 125 years with a testimony of empathy and care. We offer our strength and experienced professional services in this time of need. Although we have adapted our funeral services in order to comply with official COVID-19 guidance, our compassionate team continues to provide attentiveness, comfort and support to bereaved families who are faced with the extra challenges of self-isolation and social distancing at a sad time.
We shall endure together.
It is with deep regret that during the Covid-19 virus and the current ongoing public health concerns at this time, we have taken the decision to temporarily close access to the garden and book of remembrance.
We apologise for any upset this may cause. In the meantime, please use the Contact option, requesting an entry be sent to you via email.
We will be happy to change the book to your requested date for viewing once the memorial area has re-opened.