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Important Notices

Our response to coronavirus (COVID-19) (last updated on 20th April 2022)

To protect the safety and wellbeing of the bereaved, our teams and funeral director colleagues, we are closely monitoring government guidelines in Scotland.

We are continuing to maintain many of the good practices established throughout the pandemic as follows:

  • The legal requirement for physical distancing restrictions has been removed, however, it is advisable to keep a safe distance from other households.
  • There is no maximum cap on the number of attendees at funeral services, however we must endeavour to avoid any crowding, and therefore will not exceed a comfortable number of mourners seated within the chapel.
  • We encourage mourners to continue to wear face coverings in all indoor settings, unless exempt
  • We continue to encourage the use of hand sanitiser in and around our buildings.
  • We continue to ensure that where possible we have doors and windows open as much as we can to allow for good airflow throughout our buildings.
  • We continue to offer the use of the Test & Protect posters to enable all visitors to ‘check-in’ at our premises, however, this is not a legal requirement.
  • Singing is allowed in our chapels (however masks are encouraged to be worn).
  • We continue to encourage as many mourners as possible to attend remotely by using our webcasting facilities.
  • We are able to offer the witness charging of coffins as normal (face coverings are encouraged to be worn)
  • We now allow for curtains to remain open until committal for mourners to walk up to the coffin to touch/place flowers.
  • We will not return hymn books to our chapels until a later date.
  • We remain happy for donations and collections to be carried out by the Funeral Directors using their own donation boxes or encourage families to make use of online charitable giving sites.
  • We ensure that regular cleaning is undertaken in between services to multi-touch points (e.g., doorhandles, lectern & catafalque).
  • We carry out a deep clean of the chapel at the end of every working day, so that it is ready for the following day.

Welcome to Borders Crematorium 

Set in the heart of the countryside, in the shadow of the Eildon Hills, the crematorium offers a local choice for the communities of the Borders and beyond..

The building and grounds have been carefully designed to ensure that the natural landscape is preserved and the crematorium is amongst the most environmentally friendly in Europe.

Its setting could not be more spectacular, in the lee of the Eildon Hills and within walking distance of Melrose and the River Tweed.

The Garden of Remembrance offers a beautiful, tranquil setting to lay your loved one to rest, and the Borders Crematorium are able to provide families with a range of memorials which are designed and produced to the highest standards.

A place of peace and nature.


Opening Times

Office Monday - Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm
Gardens Weekdays
  April to Sept - 9am to 6pm
  October to March - 9am to 5pm
  Weekends and Public Holidays - 10am to 4.30pm
Memorial Sales Please contact our site office for further information and details. Saturday appointments are also available by arrangement.

Upcoming Events

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