Searching burial records

All requests for a search of burial records for cemeteries within our jurisdiction must be in writing to our Neighbourhood Services team either:

  • online
  • by letter to Neighbourhood Services, Council Headquarters, Newtwon St Boswells, TD6 0SA

Requests must include:

  • the name of the deceased
  • exact date of death
  • last address of deceased (if known)
  • name of the cemetery

Further information

If you do not know the exact date of death, this can be established by contacting the General Register Office for Scotland by:

  • phone: 0131 334 0380
  • email:
  • post: New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YT

Their office is open 8:30am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am-4:30pm Friday.

Assisted funerals

Details of assisted funerals dating back to 2005 are available, in addition to information regarding the associated costs.


Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800