Warriston Crematorium

Warriston Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HW
Email: warriston@edinburghcrematorium.com
Telephone: 0131 552 3020
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History

Warriston Crematorium is Scotland’s second oldest crematorium, Mary Hill Glasgow is the oldest and was the first to be developed in Edinburgh.

Originally proposed by the Edinburgh Cremation Society(1918-1928), Easter Warriston House was redeveloped by Scotland’s leading architect of the day, Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer (1864-1929) and his partner John Fraser Mathew.

The two-storey villa, which was built in 1808 had a number of internal structural changes to adapt it to the needs of a crematorium. Work was completed in 1929 with first cremation taking place on October 29th 1929. The larger of the two Service rooms is named after Sir Robert Lorimer acknowledging his input and work.

Since 1929 we have carried out the services and cremations for many distinguished people as well a many other Edinburgh people. Whatever your requirements, our experienced staff will take great care and always endeavour to provide the best possible service for you.

Warriston Electronic Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance is intended as a permanent memorial to the deceased, accessible online at the link below.