Kelso Community Memorial Garden


Completion Date:


Building owner/client:

Kelso Community Council

Architect or lead designer:


Local Authority Area:

Scottish Borders

Nominating Body:

Kelso Community Council

Project Description

Kelso Community Memorial Garden was created to provide a space for people to have a permanent memorial for those who have been cremated and their ashes scattered elsewhere, using space in an existing cemetery which had previously used for storing equipment.

The idea was proposed by a member of Kelso Community Council in January 2014 and KCC enthusiastically adopted the idea. A public consultation was undertaken which established that there is a demand for such a facility which has been proved to be the case.
It took some time to find a suitable site and agree the layout. During this time we were actively supported by Robinson Memorials who provided the actual wall. The garden was designed to be attractive but low maintenance and with foundations in place to facilitate building additional walls thus future proofing the garden.
The creation of the garden was done with the active support of Scottish Borders Council and Local SBC Councillors Tom Weatherston and now retired Alec Nicol, Morrison Construction, Blinkbonny Quarry, Forbes Technologies and Robertson Memorials.

Supporting Statement

KCC were delighted with the outcome of the project which provides an important facility for the town and has been appreciated by local people and others.