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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 46 – Provision of crematorium: local authority

127.This section provides that a local authority may provide a crematorium, or enter into arrangements with another person to provide a crematorium on behalf of the local authority.

128.“Crematorium” is defined as a building that is fitted with equipment for the carrying out of cremations, and includes land (other than a burial ground) pertaining to such a building.

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