|Mowed area of cemetery|
|Playground with path leading down into wooded section of Tremont Cemetery|
|Ed lowers headstone (photo by Karen Schlechter)|
|Carrots and rabbit traps|
From the Edinburgh Napier News (2009):
According to the council, since a fatal accident here in Edinburgh in 1982, and following a fatal accident in Yorkshire in 2000 involving a six year old child, a policy has been developed by the Council to have any “unsafe” headstones laid flat in case they fall on a child playing there…..
|Headstone in safer position|
MORE than 8000 headstones in Edinburgh cemeteries have been laid flat by council workers following a major safety programme.
In a report to the executive of the city council, he said: "Memorials which have been tested are placed into three categories - require no further inspection for five years, require to be inspected again after 12 months, [or] are so dangerously unstable that they require to be made safe immediately, by laying them flat.
"Wherever possible, we will endeavour to ensure that all memorials no longer standing will be left correctly positioned with the inscription uppermost."