Seafield Cemetery

Burials at Seafield Cemetery

Seafield Cemetery was opened in 1887 to serve the inhabitants of Leith. Over the years, we have adapted to suit modern demands but we have maintained traditional values. We still dig our graves by hand, and our attendants wear morning suits while carrying out burial duties.

The Lairs

Lairs can be purchased for two or three interments. We do not allow the pre-purchase of lairs. There are small pockets of land in the cemetery which are unsuitable for burial, due to adverse ground conditions. It is not possible to determine the ground conditions prior to opening a lair for an interment, and so to avoid the distress of purchasing an unsuitable lair, we do not sell them in advance. However mausolea and burial chambers can be pre-purchased in Seafield Courtyard

The Headstone or Memorial

If a headstone or other memorial is to be erected on the grave, an application giving full details of the proposed memorial should be submitted beforehand. The company makes a charge for the erection of any memorial. This covers the resultant increase in ground maintenance, the preparation of any foundation, and all subsequent safety inspections of the memorial.

Cemetery Charges (from 01.01.2018)

Lair for 3 interments - £1150.00
Lair for 2 interments - £1025.00
Lair for cremated remains - £680.00

Adult interment - £850.00
Child under 18 interment - No Charge
Cremation casket interment - £205.00

Foundation for monument - £280.00
Placing of ornaments - £120.00
Use of chapel prior to burial - £225.00


If you have any questions or would like to contact us:

Telephone: 0131 554 3496,