New graves tak­ing shape at ceme­tery

Ayrshire Post - - Troon News - Stephen ephen Hous­ton

The first con­crete tombs have been sunk at the Troon Ceme­tery ex­pan­sion.

The sealed lairs are needed as the bedrock is not deep enough to sat­isfy new SEPA ground rules.

The rad­i­cal so­lu­tion has never be­fore been used in South Ayr­shire.

De­spite the ex­tra ex­pense of the con­crete, plots will ini­tially be the same price as an earthen lair.

The old mor­tu­ary will be saved and the site will have space for the next 30 years.

The tombs are placed right be­side each other and are air and wa­ter tight once sealed.

It is ex­pected that some will be slightly above the sur­face, de­pend­ing on the depth of the bedrock.

Ex­ten­sion Con­crete cham­bers in place

Wat­ing More cham­bers ar­rive

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