THERE are fears that people who want to be buried in Carluke will be forced to find their final resting place outwith the town – due to a lack of room.
The alarm was raised by a 74-year-old woman born and bred in the town who was unable to purchase a lair in Wilton Road Cemetery, which has been open for more than century.
The woman, who asked not to be named, said: “I called the council a couple of weeks ago to see if I could get a lair but was told that I was unable to get one because there were only four left.
“It’s very concerning as I have not heard anything from the council saying that they were going to extend the cemetery or build a new one.
“I’m sure that there are a lot more people like me who would like to find out what is happening.
“I think a lot of people will not even be aware just how full that cemetery is.”
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