Buying a grave plot or lair
A grave plot or lair is usually purchased at the time of interment. However, some burial grounds have a 'lair option' or 'pre-purchase' scheme.
You must prove you have a link to the area to be eligible for a scheme. It allows you to purchase a lair in advance which will be allocated at the time of interment.
Contact us to find out which burial grounds operate a scheme and the cost:
- Call 030 33 33 3000
You will be purchasing a non-transferable Certificate of the Right of Interment which you will have to renew every 7 years. There's no charge for renewal. You can surrender your certificate at any time and will receive 75% of the purchase price.
Download an application form to purchase a lair in your local area:
- Application for a burial ground in Annandale and Eskdale [29kb]
- Application for a burial ground in Nithsdale [29kb]
- Application for a burial ground in Stewartry [29kb]
- Application for a burial ground in Wigtownshire [29kb]
You'll need to let us know if your address changes at any time after you've purchased a Certificate of the Right of Interment.