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Headstone Safety Programme

16/02/2021

Headstone Safety Programme

Scottish Borders Council is continuing with its programme of headstone safety which is essential to make sure that anyone who visits or works in their 154 cemeteries is safe.

 The next phase of our rolling programme is underway and the following cemeteries will soon be tested:-

Eckford, Edgerston, Ednam, Linton, Makerstoun, Mertoun, Morebattle, Nenthorn,  Roxburgh (Old and New, Smailholm, Stichill, Yetholm (Old and New)

Advanced signage has been placed at all entrances to the above cemeteries and correspondence has been circulated to all stakeholders.

The Council is aware that this is a sensitive matter and will ensure that the work is undertaken with due respect and only where absolutely necessary.

There is a lot more information available on their dedicated webpage www.scotborders.gov.uk/headstonetesting including details of our testing schedule, how we test and a video providing more details.

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