Cardross Crematorium is situated in a peaceful rural setting with outstanding views over the River Clyde towards the Cowal peninsula. Located 1 mile west of the village of Cardross on the A814, it is in the Lomond area of Argyll and Bute Council. The light and airy service room seats 137 and a further 24 in the gallery. The Crematorium employ a qualified organist, who studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, in order to provide musical accompaniment to services. There is also a CD and tape system installed for those who wish to include a favourite piece of music in the service.
Cremations can take place Monday to Friday and Saturday morning with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Listed below are the available times.
Monday to Thursday
Book of Remembrance
Opening Hours 10.00am to 4.00pm daily
The Book of Remembrance is on display in the book room at the crematorium. It provides a lasting and simple but dignified memorial. The books are hand bound in leather covers and the pages are made from the finest calf vellum. The inscriptions are added by expert craftsmen and form a permanent artistic record.
The Book is open each day at the page displaying the current date so the entries may be seen on each anniversary date for many years to come.
About the cremation ashes
If you would like to bury the ashes and have a gravestone it would be necessary to have the ashes buried in a cemetery or churchyard. The gardens of a crematorium are not a burial ground within statutory law therefore erecting a headstone is not permitted. Burying ashes are merely a form of scattering, as the ashes are not enclosed in an urn or casket.
You do not have to dispose of the ashes, and may keep them with you if you desire.
Tel: (01389) 841 313