14 July 2021 at 6.30
While the inevitability of death is widely noted, responses to this universal truth can differ over time and from place to place. Although Scotland’s burial traditions are broadly similar to the rest of the UK, this talk will explore whether the interaction of legislation, religious beliefs and other cultural differences have produced a particularly Scottish dimension to beliefs, attitudes and practices linked to post-Reformation graveyards. The talk will look at the history of Scottish graveyards from the Reformation of around 1560 to the emergence of Lawn Cemeteries in the 20th century, asking what do we mean by ‘Scottish’ graveyards and what relevance might this particular focus have for graveyards elsewhere in the UK?
Dr Susan Buckham is Graveyards Project Manager for Edinburgh World Heritage.
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