Glasgow City Council

Bereavement Services

What is Bereavement Services?

We provide the burial service in the 32 cemeteries and churchyards within the city boundaries as well as cremation services at Linn and Daldowie Crematoria.

Cremation services at Linn or Daldowie crematoria can cater for all needs and faith groups and there are 18 service times available daily on an hourly basis at each of these facilities.

M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project

Overnight works in relation to M73 northbound Link Road to M8 westbound Closures for 3 nights next week. Full details are as follows:

The M73 northbound link road to M8 westbound at Junction 2 Baillieston will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am on the following three nights:

Monday 8 May to Wednesday 10 May 2017

A signed diversion will be in place via the M73 northbound off-slip to Baillieston roundabout, Glasgow & Edinburgh Rd (A8) to Swinton roundabout, Coatbridge Road (A89) to new Bargeddie roundabout, A8 all-purpose road to Bargeddie Junction off-slip, Aitkenhead Road (A752), A8 westbound Bargeddie Junction on-slip and return to new Bargeddie roundabout, M8 westbound Junction 8 Baillieston on-slip and continue M8 westbound.

This traffic management is required for barrier removal and lining works.

From 8pm to 6am, Monday 15 May to Friday 18 May 2017

M74 Junction 3A Daldowie - Overnight closures of northbound slip roads and overbridge between the M74 northbound slip roads and A74/A721 Hamilton Road with restricted access from the Motorway Network.

The M74 northbound junction 3A Daldowie on-slip and off-slip will be closed overnight 8pm until 6am between the following dates:

From 8pm to 6am, Monday 15th May to Friday 18th May 2017

In addition the A721 overbridge which links the Daldowie north and south roundabouts will also be closed overnight on these dates.

Signed diversion routes will be in place as follows: M74 northbound and M73 southbound traffic wishing to exit at junction 3A, M74 northbound, via junction 2A Fullarton return M74 southbound to junction 3A southbound off-slip.

For A721 traffic accessing the M74 northbound: via A721 Hamilton/Glasgow Road, A74 Glasgow Road Uddingston, B7071 Glasgow Road/Main Street Uddingston continue to B7071 Bellshill Road Bothwell, M74 junction 5 northbound on-slip continue M74 northbound.

Access to Daldowie estate and crematorium will be facilitated by a vehicle escort through the works area as required. Residents or visitors to the Daldowie estate should contact the following number when required: 07899 733931

This traffic management is for road surfacing.

Overnight works in relation to M73 southbound closure overnight for 4 nights from Saturday 13 May 2017. Full details are as follows:

M73 Southbound, Junction 2A Gartcosh to Junction 2 Baillieston, 4 overnight closures

The M73 southbound between Junction 2A Gartcosh and Junction 2 Baillieston will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am (8am at weekends) on the following dates:

Saturday 13 May to Tuesday 16 May 2017

In addition, the following slip road will be closed:

M73 southbound junction 2A Gartcosh on-slip

A signed diversion route will be in place via the following routes:

For M73 southbound from M80 southbound at Junction 4 Mollinsburn, continue M80 southbound to Junction 1 Provanmill off-slip, M8 eastbound Junction 13 Provan on-slip, M8 eastbound Junction 8 Coatbridge/Carlisle off-slip (high loop) and continue M73 southbound.

For M73 southbound Junction 2A Gartcosh on-slip via M73 northbound Junction 2A Gartcosh on-slip, M73 northbound Junction 3 Mollinsburn off-slip, Mollins Road, M80 southbound Junction 4 Mollinsburn on-slip, M80 southbound to Junction 1 Provanmill off-slip, M8 eastbound Junction 13 Provan on-slip, M8 eastbound Junction 8 Coatbridge/Carlisle off-slip (high loop) and continue M73 southbound.

This traffic management is required for the installation of three gantries and surfacing works on the M73 southbound carriageway.

1. M74 Southbound link to M73 Northbound Full Closure for 2 weeks

The M73 northbound carriageway between Junction 1 Maryville and Junction 2 Baillieston will be reduced to a single lane from 6am Monday 15 May 2017 for approximately 3 weeks

As a result the M74 southbound Link Road to the M73 northbound at Junction 4 Maryville will be closed:

A signed diversion route will be in place via M74 southbound to Junction 5 Raith, A725 northbound to A8 westbound at Shawhead junction and continue west on all-purpose route to Bargeddie for access to M8 westbound or M73 northbound at Baillieston roundabout.

This traffic management is required for the construction of the new link road from the M74 Junction 3A Daldowie to the M73 northbound.

2. A725 northbound Raith Underpass, reduced to a single lane for approximately 3 weeks

The A725 northbound carriageway through the Raith underpass will be reduced to a single lane from 6am Monday 15 May 2017 for approximately 3 weeks

This traffic management is in place to assist with traffic flows on the diversion route during the closure of the M74 southbound link road to the M73 northbound at Junction 4 Maryville.

3. A8 westbound Shawhead Junction on-slip, changed from 'Give Way' to a merge for approximately 3 weeks

The A8 westbound Shawhead Junction on-slip will be a free-flow merge onto the A8 westbound all-purpose road due to the closure of the A8 westbound carriageway between Eurocentral and Shawhead Junctions from 6am Monday 15 May 2017 for approximately 3 weeks

This traffic management will assist with traffic flows on the diversion route for the closure of the M74 southbound link road to the M73 northbound at Junction 4 Maryville.

4. A89 westbound Coatbridge Road at new Bargeddie roundabout, with temporary traffic signals

Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on the A89 westbound Coatbridge Road at the A8 all-purpose road, on approach to the new Bargeddie roundabout to assist with the free-flow of traffic on the A8 westbound all-purpose road from 6am Monday 15 May 2017 for approximately 3 weeks.

Arranging a Funeral?

Both Linn and Daldowie Crematoria have chapels designed to meet the needs of the bereaved but our cemeteries do not have a chapel or service room to hold services. As a result, the funeral services for burials are often held at a local church, chapel or funeral director's parlour before arriving at the cemetery with a short committal service at the cemetery thereafter. The choice of committal service at the crematorium should meet the wishes of the bereaved and this can be religious or secular (non-religious). The service can be conducted by anyone and not necessarily a minister or priest. Services at the crematorium are limited to one hour but this time includes arrival and departure from the building.

Service operating times

There are 18 regular services times available at both Linn and Daldowie Crematoria, the first two services each morning are 30mins in duration and the other services times between 09.45 and 16.00 each are for a period of 1 hour, this hour includes arrival, the service and departure from the chapel. There are 4 interment services available daily citywide and these are available between the hours of 09.00 and 14.30 Monday to Friday and 09.00 - 11.30 on Saturdays, services may be arranged out with these hours for both burial and cremation however this is subject to an additional charge, please see our fees and charges for details.

Music

The Vivedia System provides music, webcast and tributes for families and funeral directors at Linn and Daldowie Crematoria, this delivers services in partnership with bereavement professionals, and as such is unable to work directly with families. Please contact your funeral director or who will contact us on your behalf. We have access to a wide range of music libraries and can usually find almost any selection, in addition services can be recorded, webcast simultaneously and families can have access to the provision of visual tributes on the screens in each of our chapels. Musical accompaniment is provided free of charge but a small fee applies to webcasts, recordings and tributes.

Memorials - What you may choose

We have regulations governing the kind of memorials, inscriptions and ornamentation we will allow. Whilst local reputable memorials masons will be able to help, please check with us before making your choice.

Obtaining Permission
Before a memorial can be erected, written permission must be obtained from us and your memorial mason will help you with this.

Insuring Your Memorial

It is advisable to insure your memorial against accidental damage, vandalism and theft and to make sure the cover is effective as soon as the stone is fixed in the cemetery. The cost can be reasonable and is usually insignificant in comparison with the repair costs.

Book of Remembrance

A full page is dedicated to each day of the year and, as the days go by, the pages are turned so that the Book is always open at the appropriate page.

Entries can be of two, five or eight lines. Crests, badges, motifs or heraldic designs can be added to five or eight line entries to give added significance.

Please Note: The number of letters per line may not exceed 32 including figures.

The Book of Remembrance is in four volumes. If you wish to have the name of your loved one included in time for the first anniversary please check the submission dates below.

Submission Dates

Volume - January, February and March

1st October

Volume - April, May and June

1st January

Volume - July, August and September

1st April

Volume - October, November and December   

1st July


Digital Book of Remembrance

Improved access to the Book of Remembrance was the primary reason for development of the on-screen memorial, but it is far from the sole benefit. For each entry, as well as the inscription in the Book, it is possible to include up to four additional screens of text and/or photographs to produce a truly unique memory of your loved one.

The kind of information which might form the basis of additional screens includes photographs of the person(s) commemorated, a brief biography, a favourite verse or piece of prose, or photographs of significant places or occasions.

Tributes and Keepsakes

Decorative memorials are the perfect way to hold on to a small amount of your loved ones ashes and are popular for those wishing to share the ashes between friends and family.

The jewellery helps keep your loved ones physically close.

Memorial Rosebushes

To a great many people, the beauty of roses can recall treasured memories and suggest peace. With this in mind, memorial rose beds have been designed and planted with roses of exceptional quality, chosen for their colour and fragrance.

The scheme will provide for a rose bush and plaque for a period of five years. The charge quoted covers all maintenance for the period plus replacement should damage or theft occur.

As the end of the five year period approaches, reminders will be sent to the address on the application.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8.30 am until 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm until 4.30 pm

Saturday and Public Holidays: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm

Genealogy enquiries

All genealogical enquiries can be dealt with through the Archive Section at the Mitchell Library, they can be contacted on 0141 287 2910 or at archives@glasgowlife.org.uk

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