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Graveyards and gravestones


The Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh
In the Carved Stones: Scottish Executive Policy and Guidance publication, relevant information on Graveyards and Gravestones include an introduction to gravestones in Scotland, further reading and other organisations

Graveyards and gravestones have their own particular suite of conservation and management issues.

A range of Historic Scotland electronic leaflets on Graveyards and Gravestones are available dealing with a wide range of topics. These are available from our publications section.


Additional publications

Conservation of Historic Graveyards, Practitioners Guide 2 (produced by Historic Scotland) is now available from our on-line shop.

Sources of Financial Assistance for the Conservation of Scotland’s Historic Graveyards (produced jointly with the Council for Scottish Archaeology)and Researching Your Graveyard, are available from our publications section.




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