Scottish Mausoleum is currently a public interest voluntary group although an application to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation is in process.
The organisation’s purposes are:
- Seek to explore, document and conserve the environment and natural habitat surrounding individual Scottish mausolea, so that any public access advocated may be granted in a responsible and sustainable manner;
- Build a public access strategy, using technology, that will protect individual mausolea and enable widest possible access by the public, tourists, academics or other interested party;
- Stimulate, encourage, and participate in the conservation and restoration of individual mausolea;
- Promote clarity in Scottish law for a civic responsibility in ownership of post-reformation Scottish mausolea, and work with relevant stakeholders to find a way of protecting this heritage for the future;
- Research and document the history relating to individual mausolea, and make that history available on the internet including print, photographic or video information where available;
- Locate, catalogue and promote these mausolea in Scotland and make the details available to the public in an index (primarily internet based);
- Within the operating area of Scotland, define, research and document the various kinds of post-reformation Scottish mausolea and how their evolution affected worldwide modern practices in the disposal of the dead and ideas for monumental funerary architecture;
- Collaborate with other British and other worldwide bodies who may be concerned with similar objectives as above;
- Engage in other activities (including fundraising) with the primary purpose of that activity is to increase public awareness of Scottish mausolea.
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Our address for correspondence is:
The Secretary, Scottish Mausoleum, 18 Castle View, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, KA23 9HD