Borders Crematorium officially opened

A multi-million pounds crematorium in the Scottish Borders is officially opened today. There will be a service of dedication at Borders Crematorium, near Melrose. The £2.6 million pound complex is the first of its kind in the Borders.

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Borders crematorium opens

Borders crematorium Credit: ITV Border

Borders Crematorium, near Melrose, has been officially opened with a service of dedication.

The 2.6 million pound complex, set in the Eildon Hills, is the first of its kind in the Borders.

Reverend Jane Howitt, Moderator of Melrose and Peebles Presbytery, conducted the ceremony.

Several other religious leaders attended the service reflecting the diverse beliefs within the region. Local Funeral Directors and clergy who have been arranging funerals at the Crematorium over the past 10 months are among the 80 people who attended.

The new crematorium Credit: ITV Border

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Multi-million pound Borders Crematorium officially opened

Borders Crematorium, near Melrose, will be officially opened with a service of dedication.

The 2.6 million pound complex, set in the Eildon Hills, is the first of its kind in the Borders.

Reverend Jane Howitt, Moderator of Melrose and Peebles Presbytery, will conduct the ceremony.

Several other religious leaders will attend the service reflecting the diverse beliefs within the region. Local Funeral Directors and clergy who have been arranging funerals at the Crematorium over the past 10 months are amongst the 80 people expected to attend.

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