“The Cemetery is in three parts and there are many plots still available in the Edgehill area off Queensferry Road,” says Ian “ We provide plots for the internment of cremated remains too as many people want a permanent memorial to a loved one.”
Ian Gourlay, Company Secretary of The Dean Cemetery Trust:
A Place of Rest for All
Dean Cemetery has no shortage of impressive and interesting memorials, all set amongst immaculate lawns. One of the most arresting is the fantastical tableau of winged lions, pelicans and rams heads which gambol on John Leishmans's tomb while the memorial to architect William H Playfair, whose classical work is the defining style of the New Town, is elegant and restrained.
Amidst the obelisks, plaques and sarcophagi, however, are many memorials to those whose names have not passed into history but whose significance to the loved ones they have left behind is inestimable.
Care and Attention
The level of care and attention given to those who approach the Dean Cemetery at a time of loss is unmatched anywhere. Respect for the dead and compassion for the living can be seen too in the way in which the Cemetery is maintained. John Duffy is superintendent.
Peace and Tranquility
Today the overcrowded cemeteries of the Old Town may be sites of great historic interest, but the Dean remains a working cemetery, still providing a place of peace and tranquility as was originally designed.
Details of plots available at the Dean Cemetery are available from Cemetery Superintendant, John Duffy calling 0131 332 1496.