DGFirst provides a burial service for a full interment or the interment of cremated remains and is responsible for most of the burial grounds in the region.

Grounds Maintenance teams carry out grass cutting and general maintenance of Council managed cemeteries to keep them tidy and in good order. Our staff also work with Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons to provide a comprehensive service.

The Funeral Director or Monumental Mason will work closely with staff in arranging burials and erecting memorials and so will be experienced in the do's and don'ts of the regulations. In most cases they will prepare and complete all the paperwork on your behalf, and pay any fees required including those of the Council, and submit them in their final account.

Sometimes relatives may wish to organise a burial themselves.

All burials require a Verification Form to be completed. Where ground has been previously purchased and the lair certificate cannot be produced, the 'Certificate of Indemnity' must be completed to verify the right of burial. The Verification form should be returned to the local burial office at least 2 clear working days prior to the interment taking place to allow authorisation of the form and copies sent to gravediggers, undertakers/third party.

The following information is required:

  • Name of the burial ground
  • Full name of the deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Where the deceased lived
  • Section of the burial ground and lair number is involved
  • Who is making the funeral arrangements
  • Size of the coffin

On the day of interment the Form 14 (Certificate of Registration of Death) or Cremation Certificate should be handed to the gravediggers. (without this form the burial cannot take place).

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Contact Details


Neighbourhood Services - Annandale and Eskdale

Harthill Depot
Glasgow Road
DG11 2SE

Tel: 030 33 33 3000
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Neighbourhood Services - Nithsdale

DGFirst HQ
Cargen Tower
Garroch Business Park

Tel: 030 33 33 3000
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Neighbourhood Services - Stewartry

Abercromby Road
Castle Douglas

Tel: 030 33 33 3000
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Neighbourhood Services - Wigtownshire

Culhorn Depot
Commerce Road

Tel: 030 33 33 3000
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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