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Hurlet Crematorium Gains Top Marks

from Scottish Government Inspector

The Hurlet Crematorium has been recognised as ‘very high standards’ in their most recent Annual Inspection from the Scottish Government’s Senior Inspector of Crematoria.

Annual Inspections of crematoria in Scotland were introduced in 2016 as part of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act, which provides a modern and comprehensive legal framework, setting higher standards in burial and cremation practices in Scotland.

The senior Inspector ensures that all crematoria adhere to current legislation and best practice, that all crematorium registers and statutory documentation is administered in the correct manner and to the highest standards, and he also provides valuable direction to crematoria managers on policy developments.

In his concluding remarks following his inspection of the Hurlet Crematorium, Bert Swanson QPM, Scottish Government Senior Inspector of Crematoria said:

“The Inspection found there to be no shortcomings to any aspect of the cremation process with good practice noted throughout.

The Hurlet continues to operate to a very high standard, and over the past year has seen a marked increase in the number of cremations carried out.

Staff were seen to be highly motivated, professional, and innovative, with one example being their ongoing plans to deal with the large floral displays, and the practical difficulties associated with the components, some of which are non-compatible with recycling programmes.”

In closing, Bert Swanson added that;

“The Cremation Authority are very fortunate in having such an excellent team who collectively are providing a first class service to the local community and beyond.”

Commenting on the annual inspection, David McNaughton, manager of Hurlet Crematorium said:

“We are thrilled with the feedback from our annual inspection and extend our gratitude to Bert Swanson, the Senior Inspector of Crematoria, for his thorough assessment of all facets of our cremation services. We take great pride in serving our local families and communities here at the Hurlet Crematorium.”