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Aberdeen Crematorium

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Aberdeen Crematorium is situated in a tranquil woodland location off the B9119, Skene Road in the Hazlehead area about 4 miles west of the city centre.

The Crematorium has two chapels:-

  • East Chapel (seating for 96)
  • West Chapel (seating for 270)

There are 45 minutes between service times although extra time can be booked if it is required. Bookings are normally made through a Funeral Director.

The crematorium has parking for 142 cars with spaces for disabled visitors.

A Shuttle Bus Service operates from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary via Woodend Terminus to Aberdeen Crematorium. Details including the scheduled timetable can be accessed by the following link:-

Aberdeen Crematorium Shuttle Bus Service

Alternatively, First Aberdeen operate a scheduled bus service to the Woodend Terminus opposite the gate to Woodend Hospital.

Memorial Chapel and Garden

Both the Chapel and Garden are situated just after the entrance/ exit junction within the crematorium grounds. Granite memorial plaques are displayed within the Chapel, on the external walls of the Garden and on memorial planters. The Garden is open between 9.00am and 4.00pm daily. Visitors will find wooden memorial seats spread throughout these peaceful gardens.

Garden of Remembrance

Bereaved families and visitors will find the extensive Garden of Remembrance tranquil and pleasant. They are open from 9.00am to 4.00pm daily.

The cremated remains/ashes may be:

Scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at Aberdeen Crematorium, Hazlehead or in the Garden of Remembrance adjoining the Hall of Remembrance, Kaimhill Road. This can be:

  • with or without family in attendance and
  • by Crematorium staff or by the family in consultation with the Crematorium Manager
  • Scattered elsewhere after being taken away by the family (remember to consult the owner of the land)
  • Interred in a grave at a cemetery

The public are requested not to leave tribute vases or memorials at the Garden of Remembrance, but instead place cut flowers in the large stone vases supplied by the Council. These items, if left in the garden will be removed from time to time in order to assist in the maintenance of the grounds.

Floral tributes

During a funeral service family floral tributes will be displayed, as far as possible, on top of the coffin. If there are a large number of tributes many may have to be left in the floral display areas which are situated at the rear of the chapels. Following the service, floral tributes will be placed in the floral area and remain on display for a minimum of five days, after which time they will be removed at the discretion of the Cremation Authority for disposal, unless otherwise instructed. These floral tributes can be placed where the ashes/cremated remains have been scattered. However, they will be removed once they deteriorate and become withered. Aberdeen Crematorium does not accept responsibility for floral tributes left at the crematorium following a funeral service or placed in the Garden of Remembrance.


There are various types of memorial available these include:

  • The Book of Remembrance
  • The Babies Book of Remembrance
  • Memorial Seats
  • Granite Wall Plaques can be leased on a 10 or 20 year basis to commemorate deceased relatives.
  • Granite Planter Plaques can be leased on a 10 or 20 year basis to commemorate deceased relatives.

Details of these and further memorial facilities can be obtained by contacting Bereavement Services on the details below.

Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance is displayed in the viewing room adjacent to the Crematorium Office and can be accessed via the central waiting area. The Book has a separate page for each day of the year and the pages are turned on a daily basis so that entries are visible on the anniversary of the date of death.  Assistance can be given by the Crematorium staff if it is wished to view any other pages of the Book.

Entries can be made in the book at either Kaimhill or Hazlehead

Contact Telephone: Kaimhill (01224) 313800, Hazlehead (01224) 740722

Opening Times

Crematorium Office:

Monday to Friday - 8.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday - 9.00am - 12 noon

Sunday - closed

Book of Remembrance:

Monday to Saturday - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday and Public Holidays - 11.00am - 4.00pm

Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Garden of Remembrance and Memorial Garden:

Monday to Sunday including public holidays - 9.00am to 4.00pm

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