Old farm buildings have been converted into a special setting for animal lovers to say farewell to furry or feathered friends with the development of a pet crematorium.
Two years after lodging plans for the unusual diversification of their sheds, local couple Euan and Christine Sturrock have opened Redford pet crematorium close to Carmyllie, Angus.
Mr Sturrock’s family has worked the land at Burnhead Farm, west of Arbroath, for generations, but the couple were keen to bring the redundant buildings back into productive use.
Their personal experience as dog lovers influenced the plan to develop a business which Mr Sturrock said is becoming increasingly popular among people who want to say a proper farewell following the loss of a loyal animal companion.
Euan said: “We decided a long time ago we wanted to operate a pet crematorium in the tranquil countryside surroundings we love so much.
“This would mean we could find good use for the farm buildings and also involve our whole family in creating and running the business.”
The crematorium is due to open today.