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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 26 – Burial other than in burial ground: offence

80.Subsection (1) of section 26 provides that it is an offence for a person knowingly to bury human remains unless the burial is carried out in a burial ground by virtue of section 8 or the burial is a private burial carried out in accordance with section 22. It is an offence to carry out a burial in a burial ground or a private burial without authorisation.

81.By virtue of subsection (2), a person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale or to both.

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