Council reminds people to move memorials

Some wreaths and flowers may be removed from graveyards, as the council prepares for the grass cutting season.

Memorial tributes that are not in a suitable container by the end of January will be removed.

Those who wish to collect the tributes to loved ones are asked to collect them, if they want to keep them.

A Shetland Islands Council statement said: “The burial services team is preparing for this year’s grass cutting season from 1st February, and will remove and dispose of any material which isn’t in a suitable container.

“Where no permanent memorial exists, council staff will endeavour to leave one funeral wreath in the memorial area until such time as it significantly deteriorates.”


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  • Mr ian Tinkler

    • January 12th, 2023 19:38

    Grass cutting from the 1st of February. What planet are these people on? Do they intend to pay the cutters for grass cutting or removing the snow or thawing the frozen ground?


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