26 September 2021
Dalry Cemetery was opened in 1846 as a private garden cemetery, designed by architect David Cousin, who also designed Warriston, Dean, Rosebank, and Newington Cemetery. There are 26,775 recorded interments in 5,500 plots or lairs, and 1,834 recorded monuments. The owners, the Edinburgh Cemetery Company, were dissolved in 1978. After a decade of neglect and vandalism, Edinburgh District Council took over the cemetery in 1988 and closed it for repairs. Dalry Cemetery reopened to visitors in 1991.