Committal service prefomed by the Royal Navy’s chaplincy service

The Royal Navy carries out committal services at sea for servicemen at three locations around the UK: Portsmouth, Plymouth (Devonport) and on the Clyde (Faslane). The Portsmouth service operates once per month (I am unsure how frequently the other bases do this) In their own words: We’re happy to do this.  The Royal Navy does this…

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Don’t put Scatter Tubes in the water!

Scatter tubes are not designed to be placed in the water. They are made of a thick dense card, which also has an semi impervious layer of ink, the result is they are likely to float and will not sink for some considerable time: meaning that you loved ones ashes may end up on shore or…

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Maldon: Essex

Location:                            Maldon, Essex Area of Operation:           Blackwater Type of Boat;                    Thames Sailing Barge Duration of Trip:               2-4 hours Capacity of Boat:             50 Refreshments:                   Lunches, Afternoon Teas or self-cater.  Licensed Bar. Suitable Urns:                    Biodegradable urns. Cost:                                    From £20 per head Company Comments:    …

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Cornish man swept into the sea whilst scattering ashes

Tragedy stuck on Saturday (31 Jan) on the beach Trebarwith Strand, near Tintagel,when Mr Galliers and his family went to scatter the ashes of his Michelle. The family had chosen that particular spot as it was where they had played as children. The family scattered the ashes at a little river that flows onto the beach, Mr Galliers ‘s mother…

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Robin Williams’ ashes scattered near those of his mother

Screen star Robin Williams sadly committed suicide in the summer. Some time soon after the service his ashes were scattered near to where his mother’s ashes where spread: off the coast of Marin County in the US. His mum had passed away back in 2001 and Robin was the executor of the will. He and his mother…

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Dunmore East: County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

  Location Dunmore East, County Waterford Area of operation Dunmore East, WaterfordHarbour, Tramore Bay, Rivers Suir and Barrow. Type of boat Charter Duration of trip As required Capacity of boat 12 Refreshments Tea/ Coffee Suitable urns  Water Urns, please don’t put plastic or cardboard scatter tubes in the water Cost On Application Disabled Access no Parking…

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Britain’s first and only Memorial Reef

For lovers of the sea: Divers, Sailors, Fishermen and anyone one else with a passion for wildlife and the sea. Now there is a new way to  have a truly fitting memorial. The first and only Memorial Reef in the UK. Situated off the famous Jurassic coast, near Weymouth in Dorset. The ashes of a…

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Loch Lomond: Sterling

Location Luss Pier, Loch Lomond Area of operation Loch Lomond Type of boat See above Duration of trip 30 Mins – 60 Mins – more if required Capacity of boat With regards to the seating capacity our boats can accommodate a maximum of 7 passengers per boat [8 persons including our driver] but we do…

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Ilfracombe including Lundy: North Devon

Location Ilfracombe Area of operation North Devon coastline Lynmouth-Hartland inc lundy Island Type of Boat Evoultuion 38 Duration of trip Usually 1 hour but anything up to full day available Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Tea and coffee Additional info We operate a fleet of modern vessels from the port of Ilfracombe in North…

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You don’t need words to say goodbye

We often think we need words to fill our world, here two brothers (presumably) are scattering the ashes of their father in a tranquil and beautiful setting. Nothing is said apart from one enquiring whether the bag containing the ashes is to be washed out with the sea water. I like it. I always think…

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The Travellers last journey: Ashes in a bottle

From the  Great Barrier Reef to the beaches of the Caribbean, some of us just love to travel. The adventure, the restless spirit, the sites the smells and the people you meet along the way. Well when a loved one passes away and they had a passion for the open road somehow it doesn’t seem…

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Boats on a Map

These are the locations of boats available for hire in UK for scattering ashes. Have a look for a suitable location on our interactive Google Map.

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Scattering in Ramsgate: the story of a son of an ex-policemen

Here is a short story I found on the website storyline.com it is about one mans experience of scattering his fathers ashes. I will try and put up as many of these stories as I find, anything which helps you to validate your experience and lets you know you are not the only one should…

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Planning on a trip to scatter ashes in Barbados?

It seems my post of a few weeks back concerning TripAdvisor being used as forum to ask people where to scatter was not a one-off. Here we have a subscribers Texasboy57 (no points for guessing where this chap hails from) asking about the rules and regs for scattering in Barbados, apart from the general wittering…

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Exmouth: River Exe and Lyme Bay

Location Exmouth but we can also offer trips from towns in Lyme Bay and Torbay depending on tides and requirements Area of operation Scatterings from Lyme Bay and Torbay and the Exe Estuary Type of boat They have three boats – Pride of Exmouth is EU Class C sea going and takes up to 200…

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Even TripAdvisor is joining in!

Well sort of, I came across someone last week asking for tips for a location to scatter their mothers ashes “Good place on Lewis to scatter ashes My mother sadly passed away in October and the family is hoping to have a get-together next July to commemorate her life and scatter her ashes in Lewis,…

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Scattering ashes scattering flowers: meaning and symbolism

Flowers are closely associated with funerals. And scattering flower during the ceremony adds a really love touch to the proceedings. You may choose a type of flower because that was your loved one favourite, you may choose one because you think it is fitting or you like the colour. However you may choose a flower…

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Celebrant: Glynes Mewton, Nationwide

Name: Glynes Mewton Base: North London South Hertfordshire Area covered: Nationwide Description of service: Glynes Mewton is a compassionate individual who helps people on their carry out dignified scattering or interring ceremonies from , boat services to wood scatterings. All services offered. From the celebrant:  Together we can design a fitting tribute to your loved…

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Not getting it right at Nubble Light

Divers in York, Maine find evidence people have not got scattering at sea quite right. Divers are finding sealed plastic bags with peoples cremated remains un-scattered at the beauty spot of N. On the Maine coast – Cape Neddick Sohier Park. Apparently these unsuccessful scatterings has happened on at least two occasions the first time…

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Scattering ashes at sea in coastal waters – USA: Permission Law Procedure

Scattering ashes in the sea in US coastal waters When scattering cremation ashes at sea in the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency requires the following: The ashes be dropped at least three nautical miles from land. Within 30 days, a loved one must submit a report citing: the location, the distance from shore, the water…

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