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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 3 – Provision of burial ground: local authority

10.This section sets out a local authority’s duty to provide a burial ground.

11.Subsection (1)(a) provides that a local authority must provide at least one burial ground within its area. Subsection (1)(b) allows a local authority to provide more than one burial ground within its area.

12.By virtue of subsection (2), a closed burial ground (as mentioned in section 1(b)) is not a burial ground for the purpose of this duty.

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