Airbles Cemetery

This cemetery in Airbles Road, Motherwell was opened for interments around 1905 and covers 9.97 hectares; approximately 300 burials take place each year.

General information

A location map for Airbles Cemetery can be viewed below.

Our cemetery grave digging team have all completed the Cemetery Operatives Training Scheme (COTS) and have satisfied the instructors and assessors of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) that they are proficient in meeting their standard covering health and safety and the burial process.

All lairs within our cemeteries are lawn style and can only be purchased at the time of burials and only in cemeteries where space permits. Airbles cemetery has no new lairs available for purchase. The purchase of a lair or burial plot grants the holder the exclusive right to burial, there is no transfer of land ownership.

It is usual to have three coffin interments in a lair although this may vary due to ground conditions, coffin sizes or depth of previously interred coffins. Cremated remains can also be interred in a new or existing lair after the appropriate permission has been obtained. A new lair cannot be purchased for the scattering of ashes, although this can be performed on existing lairs when the appropriate permission has been obtained.

Please be aware that some disarrangement of the lair and any adornments can be caused when it or nearby lairs are opened.

Lairs are provided forever and the maintenance of the lair and the surrounding cemetery ground is carried out by cemetery staff. Usually the lairholder is responsible for matters about the lair. In normal circumstances, the lair holder has authority over the use of the lair and the erection of memorials.

We have a Memorial Masons Registration Scheme which ensures that all memorials erected follow the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) Code of Safe Working Practice which can be accessed through 'other useful websites'. This scheme protects both you and us and a list of registered memorial masons can be found under 'related pages'.

Opening hours for cemetery administration office

Our cemetery administration office is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and from 8.30am to 4.15pm on Fridays.

The office is closed on Public Holidays.

Management rules

All our cemeteries are managed by a set of rules and regulations and you can find a link to them under 'related pages'.

Interment arrangements and fees

Our cemeteries service team will help with all your enquiries concerning interment arrangements and fees. A list of fees can be accessed through 'related pages'.

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions. For more information, see 'related pages', 'downloads' or 'other useful websites'.

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