WOODLAND CEMETERY GROUP

© 2009 Killearn Community Futures Company

This group has been formed to improve the Woodland Cemetery in Gartness Road.

With the aid of grants from the Community Pride Fund, the Paul Trust and a number of generous individual donations, the group has turned a turning circle in the entrance drive into an attractive seating area, surrounded by a dry stone wall, with a central standing stone with a plaque containing the poem Woodland Burial, ©Pam Ayres.

The seats were made by Green Aspirations Scotland using oak donated by Carbeth Home Farm from fallen trees. The seats are designed to take memorial plaques commemorating people buried in the cemetery.

The next project of the group is to beautify the area by planting a wild flower meadow. This will be done after Stirling Council have completed very necessary drainage works. This will entail purchasing and planting wild flower plus. We are currently seeking funding for these. For details, or if you wish to donate please email us, just click here.

Please note that the Woodland Cemeteries is owned and managed by Stirling Council, and queries about any aspect of the cemetery should be addressed to the Council.

For example, if you wish to purchase a lair, purchase a memorial plaque for the oak seats, find out what trees are allowed, how to arrange a green burial or have any other  concerns, then you may contact Stirling Council by  phone or by email. You will find more information here, including the phone number and email address.

Woodland burial is better for the environment than traditional interment or cemation. We hope that Killearn Woodland Cemetery will become a peaceful wooded area, a haven for wildlife, and a place where relatives and friends of the departed can sit and enjoy the solitude.