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In response to the latest government advice on the coronavirus, the Council has taken the difficult decision to close the chapels at Aberdeen Crematorium.
Cremations will continue and may be booked through the normal channels described below.
The Council will continue to monitor and review the situation, taking account of evolving government guidance. Updates on chapel re-openings will be announced when known.
Aberdeen Crematorium is in a tranquil woodland location about four miles west of the city centre. There are two chapels:
- East Chapel has seating for 96 people.
- West Chapel has seating for 270 people.
The Crematorium is located off Skene Road, Hazlehead, Aberdeen AB15 8PT. It has parking for 142 cars with spaces for disabled visitors. See Aberdeen Crematorium on a map.
A shuttle bus service operates from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary via Woodend terminus to Aberdeen Crematorium. Details including the scheduled timetable can be found below:
Alternatively, First Bus Aberdeen operate a scheduled bus service to the Woodend terminus opposite the gate to Woodend Hospital.
Cremations and services
We offer a range of cremation and service options. Please see the Arranging a cremation page for more information.
The crematorium reception and book of remembrance area is open:
- Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
- Saturday: 8.30am to 4pm
- Sunday and public holidays: 11am to 4pm
- Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Book of Remembrance
The Book of Remembrance is a permanent record in memory of a loved one and is on display in the crematorium reception area. The book has a separate page for each day of the year and the pages are turned on a daily basis so that entries are visible on the anniversary of the date of death. The crematorium staff can help if you wish to view any other pages of the book.
The book of remembrance can now be viewed online:
There is also a Book of Remembrance at the Hall of Remembrance in Kaimhill. You can add an entry to the book at either Kaimhill or Hazlehead. See the Memorials page for more information about adding an entry to the Book of Remembrance.
Garden of Remembrance
Bereaved families and visitors will find the large Garden of Remembrance tranquil and pleasant.
Ashes may be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance here at the crematorium or in the Garden of Remembrance by the Hall of Remembrance on Kaimhill Road. This can be done by crematorium staff, with or without family present, or by the family.
Ashes may be taken away by the family to scatter elsewhere (remember to consult the owner of the land). They may also be interred in a grave at a cemetery.
For the gardens to be sustainable, permanent memorials cannot be left. Instead, cut flowers with all plastics removed can be placed in the large vases supplied.
Memorial Chapel and Garden
The chapel and garden are situated just after the entrance and exit junction in the crematorium grounds.
Granite memorial plaques are displayed within the chapel, on the outside walls of the garden and on memorial planters. Visitors will find wooden memorial seats spread throughout these peaceful gardens. See the Memorials page for more information about the options available.
The gardens are open 9am to 4pm daily.
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