HC Deb 25 April 1904 vol 133 c1053

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the medical officer for the parish of Uig, Island of Lewis, has certified the Balanakill, Little Bernera, and Kirivig cemeteries as overcrowded, insanitary, and indecent, the coffins being in some cases within two feet of the surface; and will such steps be taken as may be necessary to secure the provision of new burying-grounds.


I am in communication with the Local Government Board, who inform me that the parish council are taking steps to have new cemeteries opened instead of Kirivig and Little Bernera and intend extending Balanakill if allowed.