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.
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.