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Memorial benches and plaques

We consider all requests to install a memorial bench, or to affix a plaque to an existing bench. There may be instances where we may not be able to fulfil some requests due to local factors.

We are sorry to advise that we are no longer able to add new benches to the North Coast area, which includes:

  • Largs
  • Fairlie
  • West Kilbride
  • Skelmorlie
  • Cumbrae
  • Garnock Valley


No new memorial benches are permitted in any cemetery in North Ayrshire. We are, however, able to install plaques to existing benches in these locations.

Metal bench


Wooden bench - Isle of Arran only 



We normally install 1 plaque per bench. Multiple plaques may be installed on the same bench if relating to the same person or family.

Plaques are available in brass or brushed steel, with black lettering as standard.

We recommend a maximum of 25 words for the inscription.

Please note: No new applications for plaque installation will be accepted after 30 September 2019.


Costs cover installation and ground preparation. Occasionally an installation may require extra work which may lead to additional costs.

  • Metal bench with plaque - £950 + VAT
  • Wooden bench with plaque (Arran only) - £900 + VAT
  • Plaque for existing bench - £70 + VAT

Apply for memorial bench/plaque

What happens next?

  • a member of our Streetscene team will contact you
  • delivery and installation can take up to 12 weeks
  • an invoice will be issued following the installation
  • payment is required within 28 days of the invoice date

Maintenance of benches

It is the responsibility of the bench purchaser to restore it if it falls below a standard consistent with its surroundings. We will contact the purchaser to let them know if this has happened. Please, therefore, let us know about any changes to your contact details.

Failure to restore the bench will result in its removal. If we're not made aware of the purchaser's intention for the bench within 4 weeks of its removal, it will be disposed of.