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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 25 – Private burial register: offence

79.This section provides that a local authority commits an offence if it fails, without reasonable excuse, to prepare and maintain a register of private burials as required by section 23. The local authority will be liable on summary conviction for a fine up to level 3 on the standard scale.

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