Warriston Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance Room is situated near the Cloister Chapel. Pages are made from sheepskin parchment and are edge-gilded with 24 carat gold. Entries are carefully executed by highly skilled artists and inscribed with the chosen wording hand-penned in black and red ink. Minimum entry is two lines with the first line consisting of the name only. With entries of five or more lines, space is available to enhance the memorial by the inclusion of a miniature work of art, such as a floral emblem, animal or bird, badges of societies and organisations, regimental badges, crests and coats of arms.

  • There are pages for each day of the year
  • Entries are normally entered under the date of death
  • The Book of Remembrance is in quarterly volumes
  • The volumes for January to March are present from January to March and from July to September
  • The volumes for April to June are present from April to June and from October to December
  • The volumes for July to September are present from January to March and from July to September
  • The volumes for October to December are present from April to June and from October to December
  • All volumes are at the crematorium over the Christmas and New Year period.
  • We turn the pages daily to display the entries on their anniversaries.
  • You may view entries on any day (not just the anniversary of the date of death) with the assistance of a member of staff, provided the relevant volume is at the crematorium.

Electronic Book of Remembrance

A touch screen version of the Book of Remembrance is also available. Any entry into the actual book will also be displayed here. Entries can be viewed for any date without the help of a member of staff. Private personalised entries are also available with this version. These entries can only be viewed after the insertion of a personal key card.
View Electronic Book of Remembrance


Entries must follow a standard format and must be two, five or eight lines. The name is written on the first line, with the surname first. Our calligraphers can inscribe almost any kind of floral emblem or badge but please note that the entry must be at least five lines before there is room for an emblem.

Personal Copies: Miniature Books and Remembrance Cards

Copies of an inscription may be inscribed in a Remembrance Card or in a Miniature Book of Remembrance. The Miniature Book and Remembrance Card are also available as separate memorials. It is not necessary to have an entry in the main Book of Remembrance.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

T: 0131 552 3020
E: warriston@edinburghcrematorium.com

In line with Government guidelines Crematorium Opening Hours are severely restricted during the current crisis.

Unfortunately the sites will be Closed unless services are taking place, sadly this includes Easter Weekend.

We are sorry for this and thank you for your understanding and support.