Scotmid Funerals, Forrester Park

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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

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

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. 

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

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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

Colin Martin Maclean

Jun 1945 - Jan 2020

Elizabeth Edgar

Dec 1950 - Jan 2020

Maria Birrell

Jul 1925 - Dec 2019

Margaret Bain Hilson

Jun 1927 - Dec 2019

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5 Stephanie Donnachie 27th Dec 2019

    I couldn’t have asked for any better they were very respectful to my mother and all the family they have my mum a beautiful send off

  • 5 Kelly Stewart 24th Dec 2019

    Staff here were amazing, there to help when ever I needed it. I'm so grateful to them for everything you's did. Kelly

  • 5 Elizabeth Graham 22nd Dec 2019

    Everything was clearly explained and time was given to discuss any decisions that needed made. We found all the staff very helpful, polite and knowledgable. Would highly recommend .

  • 5 Jackie Hancock 21st Dec 2019

    The staff at the Co-op Funeral Service on Forrester Park Drive in Edinburgh we’re beyond excellent. From the moment we entered their offices, to arrange my dads funeral.  I cannot think how they could have been more helpful, or professional, myself and my extensive family have nothing but praise for them.  I seriously cannot recommend them enough, and will be organising my own funeral with them - hopefully long before it’s needed!  If you are not sure about making this important, emotional decision, either for a dearly loved one or yourself, speak to them first.  Jackie Hancock, 

  • 5 Sandra Wedlock 20th Dec 2019

    Excellent service throughout process from start to finish . Candice was lovely in the office and Phillip , Richard and other drivers were so attentive and professional on the day of funeral . Thank you for making a very sad day go very smoothly. 

  • 5 Jayne Wilson 16th Dec 2019

    Susan and Philip were absolutely amazing. They made a very difficult time so much easier and went above and beyond. I highly recommend them. 

  • 5 Mary Horne 16th Dec 2019

    I cannot thank the staff at scotmid highly enough. Every member of their team is smartly dressed, friendly whilst still being professional and courteous. I would highly recommend. They have made the hardest thing I have ever dealt with as easy as they can. Thank you 

  • 5 Derek Smith 16th Dec 2019

    From the point of contact onwards i was extremely impressed with the respect shown by your staff, especially Susan, Candice and Philip. Thank you for a lovely send off for my Mother. Regards Derek Smith

  • 5 Tom Blaikie 16th Dec 2019

    Very helpful and kind, thanks to Susan, Phil and lis for getting us all through this very difficult time. Tom Blaikie and family.

  • 5 Joyce McGowan 11th Dec 2019

    Everything went very well Philip Bryan phoned me the day before and told me how everything would go and asked me if I had any questions for him which I didn't as he covered everything. On the day Philip again reminded us all what was going to happen and as we were carrying the coffin instructed us how best to do this . The service was excellent and Philip.done a grand job . Candice who took our details and all the information from us also done a grand job phoning it e-mailing us when things cropped up . I would definitely recommend you to others .

  • 5 Marelle Henderson 9th Dec 2019

    Wonderful!! first rate attention to detail. Everything went to plan excellent arranger in Susan for her understanding and patience. Thank you to every one for making a sad day into one that will be memorable.

  • 5 Keith Maben 8th Dec 2019

    I cannot rate Susan and Philip highly enough for how we were dealt from start to finish they are amazing at their jobs and made us feel so relaxed the whole time.

  • 5 John Sutherland 8th Dec 2019

    Excellent service and very professionally conducted  Thanks to all staff.

  • 5 Zoe Croy 8th Dec 2019

    Support from start to finish was one of a kind. Thank you to everyone who helped. Candice was brilliant and answered all my questions. Thank you again.

  • 5 linda lynch 6th Dec 2019

    i would like to say thank you to everyone whom looked after and cared for my son jason everything was just so perfect from start to finish x

  • 5 Faye Gray 2nd Dec 2019

    From the first minute I walked into the office of the funeral directors, that initial greeting was warm and friendly, totallycrespect and dignity was dispkayedfro the whole team. I felt relaxed and listened to, leaving the office I felt at ease that my grandma was well cared for and I felt valued. The day of the funeral was so well organised, from the call the day before ensuring all grannys wishes where adhered to, and asking if I had any questions or if I was happy with the whole plan, was one word totally outstanding, I felt so at ease, the day went so smooth, I really cant thank the whole team for the service you provided not only me, but my whole family. It was my honour that grany had chosen your company to ensure all her wishes where granted, so thank you for tge kindness you all displayed throughout my journey.

  • 5 Ruth Farquhar 25th Nov 2019

    Efficient and friendly service

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

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

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. 

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

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