Greenock Crematorium

Current arrangements due to Covid-19


Following the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the number of people who can attend services at Greenock Crematorium is now back to normal levels with the exception of the upstairs balcony which remains closed to the public for operational reasons.

Attendees must still continue to wear a face covering indoors unless medically exempt and Test & Protect also remains in place in line with national guidance. People can comply with Test & Protect by using their mobile phones to scan a QR code displayed on posters at the crematorium. Paper contact forms will also be available for anyone who does not have access to a mobile device.

Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance at Greenock Crematorium is now open to view during normal opening hours. No appointment is required. 

Visitors will be asked to provide contact details in order to satisfy Scottish Government coronavirus contact tracing regulations.

Entries are available in digital form to be viewed via a computer using touchscreen technology which will be sanitised after each use.

The paper version is also open to view.

For more information, call the crematorium office on 01475 715658.


Office hours

Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 16:45

Friday: 08:30 - 15:45

Saturday: 08:30 - 12:00

Sunday: Closed

Cremation Service times

Cremation Services are available hourly as follows:

Monday - Friday: 09:00; 10:00; 11:00; 12:00; 13:.00; 14:00; 15:00

Saturday: 09:.00; 10:00; 11:00

Please note that Greenock Crematorium is closed for public holidays on:

25 & 26 December
01 & 02 January
Good Friday
Easter Monday
May Day Monday

Application Forms for Cremation

From 4th April 2019, if you wish Inverclyde Council to carry out a cremation, you must make an application on the appropriate form.  Refer to the list below and download the relevant Application Form and Guidance Notes from the Documents section on the left side of this page.

Form A1:    Application for cremation of an adult or a child

Help A1:     Guidance Notes for completing Form A1

Form A2:    Application for cremation of a stillborn baby

Help A2:     Guidance Notes for completing Form A2

Form A3:    Application for cremation following a pregnancy loss

Help A3:     Guidance Notes for completing Form A3

Form A4:    Application for cremation of pregnancy loss by a health authority or body - shared or individual cremation

Form A5:    Application for cremation of an adult or a child (by a local authority)

Help A5:     Guidance Notes for completing Form A5

Form A6:    Application for cremation of body parts following a hospital arranged post mortem examination or whole body/body parts donated for anatomical examination

Form A7:    Application for cremation of body parts donated in Scotland for anatomical examination or teaching before the commencement of the Anatomy Act 1984 (as amended by the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 (14 February 1988))

You should use the relevant Guidance Notes to help you complete the appropriate Application Form.

Refer to the Form Submission Options (also in the Documents section on the left side of this page) to help you to choose the method of completion and submission that suits you.

As the cremation authority, Inverclyde Council will check the form to make sure it contains all of the necessary information.  Missing information or information that is not accurate may result in the cremation being delayed or refused.  If this form has not been completed correctly or is incomplete, the cremation authority will contact you to complete the form before the cremation can take place.

As the person who is applying for the cremation, you are ‘the applicant’.  You must have the legal right to apply for the cremation.  If you are unsure about any of the information that is required, or are not sure what any part of the form means, you read the guidance notes or  speak to the funeral director who is making the arrangements, staff at the crematorium, or to any other person who is arranging the funeral.

If you require information about cremation services, please contact Greenock Crematorium (refer to Contacts section of the page).

Follow the Related Link to the Charging Booklet for current costs.

Return of ashes to Cremation Authority by Funeral Director

Where a funeral director, in accordance with instructions from the applicant, has removed ashes/cremated remains from Greenock Crematorium and has subsequently been unable to obtain further instructions from the applicant, the ashes/cremated remains can be returned to Greenock Crematorium.  The Funeral Director should complete the appropriate form (available to download on left side of page) and submit this along with the ashes/cremated remains.  Please refer to the instructions that accompany the form to ensure that this process has been followed in relation to the timescales set out in regulation.