Edinburgh Crematorium Ltd was founded in 1928 by the Edinburgh Cremation Society, in order to provide the citizens of Edinburgh with cremation facilities. The following year Warriston Crematorium carried out its first cremation.
In 1965 Edinburgh Crematorium Ltd acquired the assets of Leith Cemetery and Crematorium Company Ltd, which included Seafield Crematorium (opened 1939) and Seafield Cemetery (opened 1887).
For over eighty years Edinburgh Crematorium Ltd has provided the bereaved with a professional, caring service at a time when it is most needed. Our classical buildings, set in peaceful, well-tended gardens, create an atmosphere of tradition and respect.
All of our facilities are designed with your needs in mind, and our trained staff ensure that the arrangements you make are completed to the highest professional standard.
Bereavement is a universal experience, which everyone goes through in their own unique way. We hope that the information provided on this website will help you plan and prepare for the funeral service that meets your needs, and those of your family.
The Books of Remembrance for both Warriston and Seafield Crematoria can be viewed on line via the Warriston or Seafield sections of this website.
Seafield Cemetery has a number of memorials to those who fell in both World Wars. Photographs of the memorials can be viewed on line, by accessing the Seafield, then the Seafield Cemetery section of this website.