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Gravestone repairs

Rather than rectifying a fault, inappropriate repairs can cause further problems. For guidance see Historic Scotland's Practitioners' Guide to the Conservation of Historic Graveyards, The Guidelines for Cemetery Conservation prepared by the National Trust of Australia (NSW) and information produced by the National Trust For New South Wales, Woodlawn Cemetery (Canada) and Chicora Foundation (USA).

Grounds maintenance

Following the advice below will ensure that graveyard maintenance has a positive effect on the conservation of the memorials and the site itself. For further guidance see Historic Scotland's free leaflet Maintaining a Historic Graveyard (get download [41K]), advice produced by Chicora Foundation (USA).

Page last updated August 2006