Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse,
Photo taken c.2012
Thank you to Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh for
sending me this photo.
"Here's a shot taken at Liberton
Cemetery a couple of years ago, when there was a big panic about health and
They just tipped everything over and,
as you will see, most of these are fairly small headstones which would not
have done anyone much damage."
Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse,
Edinburgh: March 28, 2012
As Bob suggests, there seems to have been some
over-reaction by the authorities to the 'Health & Safety' scare that gravestones
may fall and cause injury.
However, the gravestones at Liberton look as if they have
been laid down carefully. That's more than can be said for Warriston
Cemetery where it was sad to see some of the gravestones lying broken after
having been toppled.