Our Social Responsibility
Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium is based in the heart of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park and will conduct business ethically and with sensitivity towards social, cultural, economic, and environmental issues.
Respect our environment & support our community
The crematorium is built on 10 acres of land within the heart of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, next to the communities of the Garnock Valley and the Clyde Coast. All of our communities have distinct heritages ranging from the tourist destinations of the Clyde Coast to the proud industrial towns of the Garnock Valley.
We support the community’s economy by employing local people from the area who know their communities well. We source materials from local suppliers, for example, much of the furniture within the building was crafted locally using reclaimed wood from the Regional Park.
Protect Our Environment
The building, with pitched roof lines at the front and back, is home to house martins which nest under the eaves. The house martin is a common summer visitor to the UK, arriving in April and leaving in October. It builds mud nests, sometimes in small colonies, under ledges, on cliffs and, as their name suggests, under the eaves of houses. Both males and females help to build the nest, collecting mud from streams and ponds and building up layers with bill-sized pellets. Our house martins have been returning each year and can be seen from the picture window in the ceremony hall swooping in and out of their nests.
We also welcome each year several pairs of pied wagtails and take great pleasure in watching them industrially build nests to raise their young.
We have planted avenues of lavender to encourage bees and other insects which thrive on the rich nectar produced by the lavender flowers.
Our site is surrounded by fields with sheep and cattle. Areas of commercial foresting have also been re-introduced to the surrounding hills complementing our own tree planting scheme.
Since May 2020, we have made a commitment to plant a tree in memory of each person who has passed into our care. Working in conjunction with a local social enterprise, Eadha, we are planting native tree saplings with the aim of creating woodland areas within our 10 acre site.
All of our working practices are managed to actively reduce our carbon footprint.
View our environment policy
Invest in our charity partners
As a member of the ICCM Recycling of Metals Scheme, we have donated over £58,000 to local Hospices. Staff and public donations also raise money for local charities and every pound raised is matched by the crematorium. We have donated £4,000 to North Ayrshire Food Banks and £1000 each to The Living Room, Largs, Garnock Valley Men’s Shed, ArCaS (Arran Cancer Support Group) and Ardrossan Community Development Trust.