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. Call 030 33 33 3000 to find out which burial grounds operate a scheme.
The current costs to purchase a lair are:
- Residents - £602
- Non-residents - £839
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.
Please note the Lair Option Scheme is not available for every cemetery in Dumfries and Galloway. For more information on this please contact:
- Annandale and Eskdale - 01576 205294
- Nithsdale - 01387 271122
- Stewartry - 01556 505287
- Wigtown - 01776 707564
Download an application form to purchase a lair in your local area:
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.