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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

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19Right to erect headstone

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(1)The person in whom a right of burial in a lair in a burial ground is vested may apply to the burial authority for the burial ground for the right to erect a headstone or other memorial on the lair.

(2)A burial authority may refuse such an application if, in the opinion of the authority, it is reasonable to do so.

(3)A right conferred by the granting of such an application is subject to, and must be exercised in accordance with, any regulations under this Part.

(4)Subsection (5) applies where a right of burial in a lair is extinguished (including at the end of any period for which it is extended under section 14).

(5)A right to erect a headstone or other memorial on the lair conferred by virtue of subsection (1) on the person in whom a right of burial is vested is extinguished on the extinguishment of the right of burial.

(6)More than one application may be made under subsection (1) by the person in whom a right of burial is vested.

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