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Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium Gains Top Marks from Scottish Government Inspector

Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium has been recognised as ‘first-class’ in their most recent Annual Inspection from the Scottish Government’s Senior Inspector of Crematoria.

Annual inspections of crematoria in Scotland were introduced in 2016 as part of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act, which provides a modern and comprehensive legal framework, setting higher standards in burial and cremation practices in Scotland.

The Senior Inspector ensures that all crematoria adhere to current legislation and best practice, that all crematorium registers and statutory documentation is administered in the correct manner and to the highest standards, and he also provides valuable direction to crematoria managers on policy developments.

In his concluding remarks following his inspection of Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium, Bert Swanson QPM, Scottish Government Senior Inspector of Crematoria said:

“As has been the case since its opening in 2018, the inspection found there to be no shortcomings in any area of the cremation process with good practice observed throughout the different stages.

“The small team at Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium continue to provide a first-class service to the local community and beyond, a recent example being their Open Day which attracted in excess of 30 attendees.

“The Manager welcomes such visits as it helps to inform, educate, and demystify the cremation process.

In closing, Bert Swanson added that he; “would like to congratulate the team at Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium on their outstanding success at the recent Scottish Funeral Awards.”

Commenting on the annual inspection, Jennifer Hamilton, manager of Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium said:

“We are absolutely delighted with our annual inspection feedback, and we thank Bert Swanson, the Senior Inspector of Crematoria for his detailed inspection on all aspects of the cremation services that we are so proud to provide here at Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium for our local families and communities.

“We constantly strive to go the extra mile for every family that we care for and support, and to receive this recognition is the perfect icing on top of our being recently named Best Crematorium in Scotland for an unprecedented second time.”