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Cairnbrae Natural Burial Ground, Kellas, Dundee, Angus


Nestled in the heart of the Angus countryside 3 miles North of Dundee, CairnBrae Natural Burial Ground offers you and your family a more personal and tranquil alternative to a traditional cemetery burial.

You’ll receive a natural resting place for your loved one, in an attractive habitat for wildlife: a peaceful space for your family to experience a more memorable and reflective end-of-life ritual.

Families have the option of planting a tree of remembrance on the grave next to a memorial stone cairn, or having ashes interred around a standing stone circle. Our vision is to create and protect a nature-rich woodland that eventually covers the whole site, where each tree becomes a living and breathing legacy to the deceased. The woodland will be developed gradually and in harmony with the existing ecosystem by planting only native tree and plant species.

To mark the grave, families have the option of planting a tree of remembrance on burial plots. Families may also decide to place an inscribed memorial stone laid flush with the ground on either a burial or ashes plot.

Our family has farmed the land in this area for 4 generations and our farm has been part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme for the last 16 years. Protecting the environment and contributing to the biodiversity of the land is at the heart of all we do.

Alma Kettles, the landowner and site manager, looks after CairnBrae Natural Burial Ground along with her family. Alma grew up on the family farm and it has been her vision to provide the local community with a creative and wildlife friendly sanctuary where families can lay their loved ones to rest. She is always happy to meet you there to discuss your needs and show you around the burial ground and will be there on the day of the funeral to help you navigate this difficult time.

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Contact Alma Kettles

Telephone 07808 766 023

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