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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 8 – Application to carry out burial

22.Section 8 establishes the process by which a burial may be carried out in a burial ground (this is distinct from private burials under sections 22 to 25 of the Act). Subsection (1) sets out that a burial in a burial ground may not be carried out unless the person seeking the burial has submitted an application for the burial to the burial authority responsible for the burial ground where the burial will take place, and that application has been granted.

23.Subsection (2) provides that the Scottish Ministers may make regulations about applications made for burial in a burial ground. Subsection (4) lists the matters for which the regulations may in particular make provision.

24.Subsection (3) requires anyone making an application for a burial to comply with the requirements of any regulations made under subsection (2).

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