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Edinburgh gravestones

Tearaways spotted in graveyard.. FIXING the headstones

THEIR crimes may not have been monumental, but their punishments will be.

Security blitz after boys go on wrecking spree in graveyard

SECURITY is set to be stepped up at cemeteries across the city after two schoolboys were detained by police after running riot in the city's biggest graveyard.

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Cemetery's unsafe headstones are toppled

COUNCIL workers have toppled gravestones at a city cemetery after leaving problems with sinking graves neglected for several months.

Gravestones laid flat in the Capital

MORE than 8000 headstones in Edinburgh cemeteries have been laid flat by council workers following a major safety programme.

Cemetery targeted in new safety drive

UP to a quarter of the gravestones in Portobello Cemetery may be laid flat by the city council as part of its controversial safety drive.

Policy to fell unsafe graves moves west

A CONTROVERSIAL policy of flattening unsafe headstones in city cemeteries is set to be adopted in West Lothian.

2000 headstones toppled in safety blitz at cemetery

MORE than 2000 headstones in an Edinburgh cemetery have been laid flat by council workers after being found in an unsafe condition.

Headstones vandal hunt

POLICE are hunting vandals who desecrated a cemetery in East Lothian leaving a trail of 53 damaged headstones

Access to city cemetery limited amid safety fears

GRIEVING relatives visiting an Edinburgh cemetery are to be escorted to graves because headstones are in such a dangerous condition.

Sensitivity vow over city gravestones row

COUNCIL bosses have vowed to take a "sympathetic" approach to its controversial policy of laying flat gravestones.

Delicate balance between safety and compassion

RARELY has an issue provoked quite so much reaction among the people of Edinburgh as that of the moving of unsafe headstones. Indeed, next to parking wardens and road tolls, it’s the number one topic currently getting the populace hot under the collar.

Edinburgh graves policy one of harshest in Scotland

EDINBURGH City Council’s policy on flattening gravestones is one of the harshest in the country.

Grave issue that needs gentle touch

BENEATH leaden skies, the sharp outline of Salisbury Crags provides a suitably sombre background to Liberton Cemetery where a small group of rather damp people are gathered around the headstone of Alice Skinner, who died on February 23, 1933, aged just 55.

Council facing graves court action

COUNCIL chiefs face the threat of legal action from bereaved families over their policy of flattening "unsafe" gravestones.

Hundreds of gravestones a threat to public safety

HUNDREDS of gravestones in a private cemetery have been found to be a threat to public safety.

City told it's made a grave mistake

A CONSERVATION watchdog today accused city council chiefs of breaking the law over the hundreds of gravestones it has knocked down.

Over our dead bodies

TRUSTEES of one of the Capital’s oldest and most famous graveyards have vowed to resist any council moves to flatten unstable gravestones.

City to step up its gravestone drive

A CONTROVERSIAL programme to flatten hundreds of gravestones at cemeteries across Edinburgh in the name of safety is to be extended, council leaders have vowed.

City can't just bury safety risk

THE council has commenced a programme of inspection of all the 120,000 memorials located in our 39 cemeteries, as there is an obligation on all local authorities, including Edinburgh, to ensure that Health and Safety Executive regulations are continuously maintained.

Put gravestones back up, says furious Rankin

CRIME writer Ian Rankin today hit out at the city council for knocking down hundreds of headstones at city cemeteries - branding the move officialdom gone mad.

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