Guide to Funeral Directors in Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city and the seat of the Scottish Parliament, the medieval city of Edinburgh is famed for its vibrant cultural scene and academic prestige. It is the second most populous city in Scotland and home to just under half a million people. There are 41 funeral directors in Edinburgh, with 52 funeral homes based in the city.

Roughly 16% of Edinburgh’s population was born outside the UK, making for varied cultural demographics. The city has a high proportion of Polish and Irish residents, as well as over 25,000 Asian residents, many of Chinese heritage. With the exception of London, Edinburgh also has the highest number of US citizens. This means that many funeral directors in Edinburgh are accustomed to offering a wide range of funerals, catering to different cultures and traditions.

Within the city, Edinburgh Council is responsible for overseeing 39 churchyards and cemeteries, including historic burial sites which are now closed. Cemeteries with full burial plots available to purchase include: Corstorphine Hill, Craigmillar, Currie, Kirkliston, Morningside, Portobello, Ratho, Rosebank, Saughton and South Queensferry. Other cemeteries are available for ashes plots only.

The main crematoria in Edinburgh are Warriston, Seafield and Edinburgh Crematorium, to the north of the city near Leith, as well as Mortonhall Crematorium to the south.

Search for local funeral directors in Edinburgh to see the services available in your area. Click on a funeral home’s profile to read customer reviews, learn more about the services they provide and to contact the funeral director for more information.

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Sue Marsh 2019-07-09 16:08:30

The welcome, help and understanding given to us really helped ease the pain of having to arrange a funeral for our dearly loved brother. Gillian was absolutely excellent and all the staff were so very professional and supportive throughout. Nothing was too much trouble and they made sure everything went way and above our expectations. Staff/team to be very proud of. Thank you again

James McFarlane 2019-07-08 12:32:07

Elaine was so kind throughout nothing was difficult very professional handled everything very well lovely Tartan coffin with Saltire wreath and beautiful flower tribute leaflet first class and Franks review of Carolyn’s life wonderful so so many people commented on the whole days proceedings and Alex in charge of the cars a pure gentleman all the above give the family some comfort. Thank you. Jim Mcfarlane 

Laura Banks 2019-07-07 09:21:04

Susan was amazing! In such a difficult situation, she made it as easy as possible and was always there to help and assist us with anything. 

Jackie Reid 2019-07-04 20:21:18

Thank you so much for the support you gave me at this difficult time. The service and all the plans made were dealt with sympathetically and without any problems. The staff were very helpful and welcoming especially Susan, who was there when I needed her. On the day. I couldnt have asked for better support and thank everyone for making a difficult day memorable and stress free.

Deborah Scott 2019-07-01 20:56:27

Very helpful and did their best to help me in my time of need