The installation of memorial benches in cemeteries is restricted to areas which are not suitable for the burial of either full coffin interments or cremated remains.  You can donate a memorial bench to celebrate or commemorate a friend or family member in any of our Cemeteries.  

Requests for Memorial Bench Installation 

Applicants should write to the Cemeteries Service stating the cemetery you wish to donate a bench.  As space is premium there is currently a waiting list for memorial benches however, requests are still received and benches are installed on a first come first served basis.  

The decision on whether there is capacity for a bench will be agreed between the Cemeteries Officer and Supervisor.  Where there is significant doubt as to the availability of space for a bench, the decision lies with the Cemeteries Officer. 

The cost of the memorial bench is to be covered by the applicant, using the Stirling Council recommended suppliers: J & J Learmonth or Streetscape Ltd

Installation of Memorial Benches

Foundations will be supplied by Stirling Council Cemeteries Service.  Stirling Council will guarantee any bench for a period of one year from installation.  The guarantee covers failure of the structure of the bench and painting/staining where appropriate but does not cover damage by vandalism.  

Once a bench has fallen into a state of disrepair, the Cemeteries Service will write to the donor advising them of this.  If the donor does not either remove or repair the bench within a period of one month from the date of the letter/call, the bench will be removed and the next donor on the waiting list will be invited to supply a bench. 




Last updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:57 PM