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Fife Council invests £1.6m into replacing crematoriums

The council revealed that it has almost finished its work at Kirkcaldy Crematorium and that work at the Dunfermline site is expected to begin 7 June 2021, taking around 12 weeks to complete

Fife Council has announced that it has invested £1.6m into replacing and refurbishing its crematoriums.

The council revealed that it has almost finished its work at Kirkcaldy Crematorium and that work at the Dunfermline site is expected to begin 7 June 2021, taking around 12 weeks to complete.

The work carried out at Kirkcaldy will allow all cremators to operate at the same time within the area. It will also mean that whilst there will still be a size limit, the site will be able to support funerals for coffins that are much larger in size.

Liz Murphy, bereavement services manager with Fife Council, said: “Dunfermline Crem has two cremators, both are over 25 years old and both need to be replaced.

“Crematorium staff normally based at Dunfermline will be temporarily based at Kirkcaldy Crematorium during the work unless they’re needed to carry out scattering duties at Dunfermline Crematorium.”

She added: “We have also been in touch with local Funeral Directors to make them aware of the revised arrangements for the duration of the work.”

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