Scotmid Funerals, Forrester Park

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Scotmid Funerals, Forrester Park, Edinburgh, funeral director in Edinburgh Scotmid Funerals, Forrester Park, Edinburgh, funeral director in Edinburgh Scotmid Funerals, Forrester Park, Edinburgh, funeral director in Edinburgh
COVID-19 measures: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we can continue to help you to arrange a meaningful funeral for immediate family only. We will do all we can to care for you, your family and your loved one through this difficult time – as well as to keep us all safe. To find out how we can support you can call or email a member of our team at your nearest funeral office: www.scotmidfunerals.coop
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Scotmid Funerals is a Scottish Co-Operative funeral director serving families from Forrester Park and the surrounding areas for over ninety years

Latest Verified Reviews

Caroline Pirie 17th May 2020

From the moment I contacted Scotmid the professionalism was excellent. Very respectful to the family but most importantly very respectful to the person that has passed. They made it a very easy process, especially in these difficult times. They carry out the wishes of the family too the letter and for this I am grateful. I would certainly recommend them.

Innes Robertson 13th May 2020

Excellent and very professional service, the whole team from start to finish could not have done more in this difficult time. The webcam allowed the extended family to watch (this included family In Australia & Canada) and should definitely be extended after lockdown is lifted. I would like to single out Susan McGlame for special praise as she was the main point of contact and was a great comfort at such a difficult time. Again, a big thank you to the whole team.

Frances Cruikshank 3rd May 2020

Susan and christine were both very helpfull when it came to looking after mum and myself and would definitely recommend.

Reviews

Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
1 Forrester Park Drive
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH12 9AY

About Us

This funeral home, Forrester Park, is proud to be a part of Scotland’s largest independent co-operative, with a rich history spanning over 150 years.

Scotmid is proud to be at the heart of the local communities it serves, with its Forrester Park office located in the west of Edinburgh.

Close to Sighthill and Corstorphine in the West of Edinburgh, with public transport links close by, an on-site car park which includes a designated disabled vehicle space.

They understand that arranging a funeral for someone close to you can be a difficult experience. That’s why they will guide you through everything involved, all the practicalities to planning a truly personal service that is both affordable and professional whilst offering support, care and compassion at all times.

Scotmid funerals are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and the The Funeral Planning Authority (FPA).

It’s been been carrying out funerals since 1927 with funeral homes across Edinburgh – and beyond. They can be contacted whenever they are needed day or night. Call now for funeral care and support.

Latest Obituaries

Edwin Reith (Eddie) Pirie

Jan 1965 - Apr 2020

Mary (Moira) Robertson

Oct 1937 - Apr 2020

Helen Donaldson

Jun 1948 - Apr 2020

Irene Mary Scott

Sep 1946 - Apr 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Caroline Pirie 17th May 2020

    From the moment I contacted Scotmid the professionalism was excellent. Very respectful to the family but most importantly very respectful to the person that has passed. They made it a very easy process, especially in these difficult times. They carry out the wishes of the family too the letter and for this I am grateful. I would certainly recommend them.

  • 5 Innes Robertson 13th May 2020

    Excellent and very professional service, the whole team from start to finish could not have done more in this difficult time. The webcam allowed the extended family to watch (this included family In Australia & Canada) and should definitely be extended after lockdown is lifted. I would like to single out Susan McGlame for special praise as she was the main point of contact and was a great comfort at such a difficult time. Again, a big thank you to the whole team.

  • 5 Frances Cruikshank 3rd May 2020

    Susan and christine were both very helpfull when it came to looking after mum and myself and would definitely recommend.

  • 5 Jeanette Blyth 18th Apr 2020

    You all went above and beyond to make it as near as possible to a normal service. considering the situation we are in with this *** running rife. Your staff and the Celebrant did amazingly well.

  • 5 Drew Leitham 15th Apr 2020

    We dealt with Candice for the arrangements and all was handled respectfully and professionally. Current Covid arrangements were explained and the plan was executed excellently by Christine and her team on the day. Our Dad was comforted and looked after as principal mourner at our Mum's funeral. A big thanks from the family.

  • 5 Elaine Inglis 12th Apr 2020

    All staff were very respectful and helpful particularly given the circumstances at present. I felt cared for by the two ladies involved in arranging the funeral. Thank you very much.

  • 5 Paul Maher 11th Apr 2020

    Philip, and all connected with Scotmid Funerals, provided a thoughtful, sensitive service, in very difficult times.

  • 5 Maryjane Brown 27th Mar 2020

    In current climate with covid 19. The staff went above and beyond as always. We were the last funeral to have a limousine. I wish them all the best and stay safe guys and girls. Thinking of you all. X

  • 5 Michael Kearsley 7th Mar 2020

    Professional caring staff would recommend 

  • 5 Jacqui Wood 23rd Feb 2020

    A wonderful and understanding team. They provided supporting and caring services right from the first time we contacted them which made it so much easier for the family at this very sad time. Philip, Candice and staff are a very professional and understanding team and made dad’s send off so special for which we will be forever grateful for.

  • 5 Richard Tipping 11th Feb 2020

    The team at Scotmid (Forrester Park) were so helpful at what was a difficult time. Their support and guidance from first meeting to the ceremony, and afterwards, was excellent. I cannot thank them enough for supporting me and the family to celebrate Kath's life in way we wanted.

  • 5 William Edgar 1st Feb 2020

    Danielle was an incredible support, went above and beyond to make everything seemless.

  • 5 Elma Smeaton 1st Feb 2020

    The staff were exceptionally kind especially Philip who looked after me every step of the painful process. The kindness and patience shown to me went above and beyond.

  • 5 Robert Meston 31st Jan 2020

    Candice Everything went to plan yesterday, timing for both services was perfect. Unfortunately we have used Scotmid a few times and have always felt at ease when dealing with these difficult times A personal Thanks to yourself and Philip for taking care of all the arrangements

  • 5 Janine Christie 30th Jan 2020

    My Dad and I received an excellent service from Susan and the team. It made arranging my Mums funeral a much less difficult experience than we imagined and everything was carried out to the highest standard. A kind phone call the day before the funeral alleviated all our last minute worries. We would highly recommend Scotmid Forrester and would like to thank you very much for all your help.

  • 5 McCombie Lesley 28th Jan 2020

    We found Scotmid Funeral services gave us an excellent service. They dealt with everything with compassion. We would like to thank Candice for her caring manner and Danielle as they both helped us through a difficult time with my father's funeral.

  • 5 Pauline Grieve 26th Jan 2020

    Candice and the other staff where amazing and helped my family though one of the toughest times we’ve ever had to go through, Thank You .

  • 5 George Birrell 21st Jan 2020

    The organisation of my mother’s funeral was absolutely superb. From the moment I contacted Scotmid Funerals until the last mourner left the cemetery their professionalism  was supreme. They covered every detail in a relaxed and sympathetic manner and offered advice and guidance on every aspect. Everything was covered down to the last detail and what I thought would be a strenuous and difficult exercise turned out to be simplicity itself. Susan, whom I dealt with from the beginning, to Richard, who was the funeral director on the day of the burial, covered everything,and every eventuality, down to the smallest detail. This was Alpha plus service of the highest calibre. It was so good those who attended thanked me for putting on such a good show and I, of course, shamelessly took the credit when it really lies with the Scotmid team.  Thank you. George Birrell

  • 5 Paul Hollingdale 21st Jan 2020

    I would highly recommend the services of scotmid to all. We as a family have had 4 funerals done by scotmid in the last 2 years and every time they have been exceptional the level of service and care has been outstanding. Darren and his team made such a difficult time in our family life that little bit easier due to their care and professional attitude. We could not thank them enough. 

  • 5 Claire Gardiner 20th Jan 2020

    I would just like to thank scotmid funeral services Forrester park for their kindness helpfulness and complete respect they showed my father at his funeral. Grant and Candice made this very tough time so straight forward and was with me and my mother every step of the way and helped with all decisions that had to be made. I'll never forgot the support shown and what a lovely service they gave my dad on his last day. Thanks guys love Claire

  • 5 Charlotte Dickson 11th Jan 2020

    The staff did everything in their power fulfill our wishes to farewell our Mum. Everything was fone to the highest standard. The staff were lovely, polite and courteous making us feel at ease and able to cope with our grief at this difficult time. Susan is a wonderful, caring person, couldn't have asked for a better person to guide us through the process. Ian on the day was caring and respectful to our Mum and ourselves. Phillip who was unfortunately sick on the was kind and led us through process the day before. All in all would recommend this company to anyone.

  • 5 Lindsay Burgess 7th Jan 2020

    They were a great help in a time like this. They were able to take a lot of the pressure and stresses of planning etc. out of the equation and advice what to do, then take the lead and do it for you. Thank you very much for your help!

  • 5 Scott Sneddon 4th Jan 2020

    The service we received was excellent especially Christine on  the day of the funeral. She made sure my mother was fully aware that she could make her own decisions and that everything would revolve around my mothers wants. Christine made us felt at ease during the day. 

  • 5 Lorraine Elliot 3rd Jan 2020

    From start to finish our pain was taken away with the support and compassion you all showed us ,you dealt with things that we just couldn’t get our minds round ,we can’t thank your team enough for the professionalism and compassion during our loss of blair ,this was our second child that we’ve had to cremate and all the staff new our background ,showing love and super for us at all time ,,from picking the coffin to advising us on flowers and all the other details that w put in ourselves you showed us respect ,you gave us what we thought would be the hardest day of our lives to the most beautiful day of celebrations for blair ,we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts xx

  • 5 Stuart White 3rd Jan 2020

    Very professional, courteous and thoughtful service, at a very difficult time for me and my family. Candice was a great help, and made the process as painless as it could be, ensuring my mum got a lovely send-off.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
1 Forrester Park Drive
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH12 9AY

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Caroline Pirie 17th May 2020

From the moment I contacted Scotmid the professionalism was excellent. Very respectful to the family but most importantly very respectful to the person that has passed. They made it a very easy process, especially in these difficult times. They carry out the wishes of the family too the letter and for this I am grateful. I would certainly recommend them.

Innes Robertson 13th May 2020

Excellent and very professional service, the whole team from start to finish could not have done more in this difficult time. The webcam allowed the extended family to watch (this included family In Australia & Canada) and should definitely be extended after lockdown is lifted. I would like to single out Susan McGlame for special praise as she was the main point of contact and was a great comfort at such a difficult time. Again, a big thank you to the whole team.

Frances Cruikshank 3rd May 2020

Susan and christine were both very helpfull when it came to looking after mum and myself and would definitely recommend.

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