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Cremation plan is mooted to ease pressure on graveyards

It is estimated four of the island’s cemeteries will be full in six years

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A proposal to consider building a crematorium on Arran is being explored.

The move comes after a study into the islands graveyards found that four of them will reach their capacity in just six years. Now North Ayrshire Council is to consider the feasibility of building a crematorium on the island, to ease the pressure on the islands graveyards.

At present any cremation has to be held on the mainland, usually at Holmsford Bridge near Dreghorn or Masonhill outside Ayr. But if there is also a church service on Arran, this whole process can take two days, leading to further stress on the bereaved.

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