The first virtual tour of a crematorium in the UK has been launched in a bid to demystify the process.
Edinburgh's Grade A-listed Mortonhall Crematorium has opened up its doors to the world with a virtual tour of the facility. It was designed by renowned architect Sir Basil Spence and opened in 1967. Council officials said talking about death is still taboo for many people. The tour includes the area where cremations take place. It also shows the welcoming reception area and family room along with the two chapels where services are held. "I consider it will be of particular benefit to bereaved families who have never before been to the crematorium, by knowing in advance what to expect. I welcome all such measures taken by cremation authorities which are designed to help reduce the level of stress and apprehension of the bereaved during their attendance at the crematorium."