A NORTH Ayrshire crematorium has been nominated as a finalist within the Best Crematorium category of the inaugural Scottish Funeral Awards.

Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium are up for the award and manager Philip Ewing said: “We are absolutely delighted at being nominated as a finalist.

“There are many outstanding crematorium facilities across the country, staffed with fantastic people providing very high-levels of care, and to be recognised as being amongst the best in the country is a real honour, and we feel very humbled.

“The crematorium was created to provide exceptional care and support for local families and communities from within a modern and environmentally advanced building, located within an internationally recognised area of outstanding natural beauty.

“We are extremely proud of the services we provide for our local families and communities, and the work we do to support our local hospice charity partners, and to have this nomination is simply fantastic.”