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Image: Councillor Stacey Devine (centre) joins staff at Falkirk's Crematorium

Three new cremators installed in Falkirk Crematorium over the past seven months will now see an improved service and better air quality for the area. 

An investment of £1.6m has been made in the facility that features new abatement equipment which will remove mercury, nitrous oxides and other chemicals before the clean flue gases are released to the outside air. 

The new equipment will be fully compliant with environmental regulations which relate to crematorium operation and will mean Falkirk has one of the most up-to-date crematoriums in Scotland.

The cremators are expected to have an operational lifespan of up to 25 years and use less energy than previously.  

Councillor Stacey Devine, spokesperson for Public Protection said: “The new cremators will be kinder to the environment by using less energy than previously as well as lowering costs to the Council. 

“Thanks to the hard work of the crematorium staff, cremations continued throughout the installation process and disruptions to the service were kept to a minimum.

“They are now looking forward to providing a more reliable and more efficient service to the public in the years to come.”

The cremators were installed by Facultatieve Technologies based in Leeds with the design co-ordinated by the Council’s Building Design team.