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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

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10Burial register

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(1)Each burial authority must prepare and maintain for each burial ground for which it is the burial authority a register containing prescribed information about burials that have taken place in the burial ground (a “burial register”).

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations—

(a)require a burial register to be in a specified form and kept in a specified manner, or

(b)make such other provision relating to a burial register as they consider appropriate.

(3)A burial authority must make arrangements for each of its burial registers to be available for inspection by members of the public on payment of such reasonable charge (if any) as the authority may determine.

(4)A burial authority must make arrangements for copies of entries in its burial registers to be supplied, on request, to members of the public on payment of such reasonable charge (if any) as the authority may determine.

(5)A burial register must be kept indefinitely.

(6)An extract from a burial register kept by a burial authority, duly certified as a true copy by the burial authority, is sufficient evidence of the burial entered in it for the purposes of any court proceedings.

(7)In subsection (2), “specified” means specified in the regulations.

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