Edinburgh Funeral Directors

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Guide to Funeral Directors in Edinburgh

Find funeral directors in Edinburgh. Funeral Guide is the UK's most popular funeral director comparison site, with clear and comprehensive pricing, and verified, independent reviews.

Simply click on a funeral director’s listing to see their profile page, where you can learn more about the funeral services they provide, read customer reviews, and find out how to get in touch to discuss arrangements for your loved one.

How much does a funeral cost in Edinburgh?

 

The average cost of a simple funeral in Edinburgh is £1,647.00. This is relatively affordable compared to the average price of funerals throughout the UK, and roughly the same as Scotland's largest city, Glasgow.

How much does cremation and burial cost in Edinburgh?

 

The average cost of a cremation in Edinburgh is £784.33 while the average cost of burial is £2,612.73. As with Glasgow, this puts Edinburgh on the high end of the national average when it comes to average burial costs. However, in terms of average cremation costs Edinburgh is below average.

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.

What do funeral directors in Edinburgh offer?

 

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do when someone dies?

When someone dies you need to get a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from a doctor, register their death and choose a funeral director to arrange their funeral. The Registration Office will give you a Death Certificate and Certificate for Burial or Cremation (GR021 in Northern Ireland).

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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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How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of a funeral depends on where you are in the UK and whether you choose a burial or a cremation. Natural burial is becoming increasingly popular, but can often be more expensive than burial in a traditional cemetery. The cost of coffins, flowers, catering and transport also varies a lot. There is also an almost unlimited list of options for personalising a service, such as professional funeral singers or a motorcycle-hearse. You can compare the price of funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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Crematorium
Cemetery
  • Warriston Crematorium

    Edinburgh, EH7 4HW

  • Seafield Crematorium

    Edinburgh, EH6 7LD

  • Morton Hall Crematorium

    Edinburgh, EH16 6TX

  • Dunfermline Crematorium

    Dunfermline, KY11 8QR

  • Kirkcaldy Crematorium

    Fife, KY1 3PL

  • Kirkliston Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH29 9AX

  • Dean Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH4 3AT

  • Rosebank Cemetery

    Leith, EH6 5BB

  • Morningside Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH10 5JN

  • Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH8 7BN

  • Leith Cemetery

    Leith, EH6 7LD

  • Craigmillar Castle Park Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH16 4TE

  • Saughton Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH14 1UF

  • Corstorphine Hill Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH12 8SZ

  • Portobello Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH15 2PD

  • Newton Cemetery

    Dalkeith, EH22 1SN

  • Currie Cemetery

    Currie, EH14 5NY

  • Loanhead Cemetery

    Loanhead, EH20 9SN

  • Saint Michael's Parish Church Cemetery

    Musselburgh, EH21 7UA

  • Lasswade Cemetery

    Bonnyrigg, EH18 1NB

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Crematorium
Cemetery
  • Warriston Crematorium

    Edinburgh, EH7 4HW

  • Seafield Crematorium

    Edinburgh, EH6 7LD

  • Morton Hall Crematorium

    Edinburgh, EH16 6TX

  • Dunfermline Crematorium

    Dunfermline, KY11 8QR

  • Kirkcaldy Crematorium

    Fife, KY1 3PL

  • Kirkliston Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH29 9AX

  • Dean Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH4 3AT

  • Rosebank Cemetery

    Leith, EH6 5BB

  • Morningside Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH10 5JN

  • Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH8 7BN

  • Leith Cemetery

    Leith, EH6 7LD

  • Craigmillar Castle Park Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH16 4TE

  • Saughton Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH14 1UF

  • Corstorphine Hill Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH12 8SZ

  • Portobello Cemetery

    Edinburgh , EH15 2PD

  • Newton Cemetery

    Dalkeith, EH22 1SN

  • Currie Cemetery

    Currie, EH14 5NY

  • Loanhead Cemetery

    Loanhead, EH20 9SN

  • Saint Michael's Parish Church Cemetery

    Musselburgh, EH21 7UA

  • Lasswade Cemetery

    Bonnyrigg, EH18 1NB

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Latest Verified Reviews

Christina Paterson 2020-11-28 08:33:49

I would like to thank John and his staff for the kind and respectful way they arranged our dad's funeral. They helped make the process easy at a very difficult and emotional time. Thank you. Christina, Blanche and James

Lisa Rennie 2020-05-25 10:19:05

John was very helpful in every way. Anything we asked to change even last minute was never a bother.  I would like to say Thankyou for making my dads funeral an easy process and beautiful on the day. 

Caroline Pirie 2020-05-17 09:19:09

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 2020-05-13 18:12:21

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.

David Brown 2020-05-08 13:41:44

The service was great everything explained well. Couldn't ask for better Thanks very much.