Porteous Family Funeral Directors, Juniper Green

33 reviews

Porteous Family Funeral Directors, Juniper Green, City of Edinburgh, funeral director in City of Edinburgh

Latest Verified Reviews

Jacqui McGurk 2nd Mar 2020

I cannot thank Grant, Lesley-Ann, Sharon and the team for all their support they provided in mum’s funeral and their efficiency throughout mum and dad’s funeral that they conducted only a year earlier.  Words cannot describe our gratitude to them all.

Lindsey Hutchison 17th Feb 2020

A bespoke service, all the team were both competent and kind. At such a bleak time, we were made to feel at ease and time was taken to ensure that all our needs were met and that all our family's relatives and friends knew themselves to be included and entirely welcomed. We are most grateful for all the effort that went into the preparations prior to the funeral, including listening well and acting on what we said. There were practical matters to attend to also and anything we asked for was dealt with with speed and courtesy and discretion. We could not possibly have asked for more. Everything went well, and the allocated setting for the burial will be beautiful at any time of year, and easy to find in the beech wood where she lies. Many thanks are due.

Heather Bell 25th Jan 2020

I have dealt with both Grant and Lesley Anne over the last 6 months. Found them efficient and compassionate. They both were excellent in guiding my family through the very sad task of planning a funeral. I can highly recommend this family run business.

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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
589 Lanark Road
Juniper Green
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh
EH14 5DA

Latest Obituaries

Gordon Roddick

Aug 1939 - Mar 2020

Flora Mann

Dec 1930 - Feb 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Jacqui McGurk 2nd Mar 2020

    I cannot thank Grant, Lesley-Ann, Sharon and the team for all their support they provided in mum’s funeral and their efficiency throughout mum and dad’s funeral that they conducted only a year earlier.  Words cannot describe our gratitude to them all.

  • 5 Lindsey Hutchison 17th Feb 2020

    A bespoke service, all the team were both competent and kind. At such a bleak time, we were made to feel at ease and time was taken to ensure that all our needs were met and that all our family's relatives and friends knew themselves to be included and entirely welcomed. We are most grateful for all the effort that went into the preparations prior to the funeral, including listening well and acting on what we said. There were practical matters to attend to also and anything we asked for was dealt with with speed and courtesy and discretion. We could not possibly have asked for more. Everything went well, and the allocated setting for the burial will be beautiful at any time of year, and easy to find in the beech wood where she lies. Many thanks are due.

  • 5 Heather Bell 25th Jan 2020

    I have dealt with both Grant and Lesley Anne over the last 6 months. Found them efficient and compassionate. They both were excellent in guiding my family through the very sad task of planning a funeral. I can highly recommend this family run business.

  • 5 Martin Scully 20th Jan 2020

    Yvonne and Fiona at their Blackhall branch were most attentive and made making difficult decisions easy. They treated the family and particularly Moyra with total respect answering all our requests with professionalism and sympathy. The liaison with Fr. Jeremy at St. Kentigerns made for an uplifting service. Grant made the actual day pass without a hitch. The entire staff who attended the church and the cemetery were immaculate.

  • 5 Maureen Roberts 13th Jan 2020

    A very professional company and would definitely recommend them. All staff were very helpful, friendly, and my mum had a lovely sending, can't thank them enough.

  • 5 Lawrence Walls 11th Jan 2020

    The service given by Porteous was exceptional. Cannot find fault with any aspect of their care and attention. Guided us carefully throughout , offering and giving us valued and much appreciated guidance. 

  • 5 Lorraine Melrose 17th Dec 2019

    Excellent service 

  • 5 Angela Allen 4th Dec 2019

    I would recommend to any family grieving to go and meet with Fiona at the Blackhall office, she gave us all the time we required to plan my dads funeral, she supported and guided us in the right direction and through it all kept us calm. The planning of the funeral from the cars turning up at the door,to the finish was done with great respect and sincerity to my late dad and all his friends and family. Thank you Porteous you gave me and my family great comfort and helped us get through a very difficult time. 

  • 5 Angela Daly 8th Nov 2019

    Thank you for all your help and support in arranging the perfect funeral for my mum. I am very grateful to all the staff and especially Lesley-Ann who was wonderful. I would recommend your services as very professional and caring, my thanks to you all.

  • 5 Anne Scott 17th Sep 2019

    Lesley-Ann was just great. She made the whole process of organising my Dads funeral stress free for us and helped make a very difficult time easier to cope with. 

  • 5 James Smith 30th Jul 2019

    PROFESSIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS, PROVIDING A FIRST CLASS SERVICE WITH UNDOUBTED TOTAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THEIR BUSINESS, MADE A DIFFICULT AND SAD OCCASION FOR ALL OUR FAMILY MUCH EASIER, ALL STAFF INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS WERE APPROACHABLE, KIND AND CONSIDERATE , HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, REGARDS JAMES F SMITH

  • 5 Lesley Anderson 8th Jun 2019

    Everything was handled very well and with great sensitivity and courtesy.

    Lesley-Ann Liddiard replied
    Dear Lesley Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. It means a great deal to us to know that we have helped you through such a difficult and emotional time. We really appreciate your positive feedback.
  • 5 Karen Pugh 14th May 2019

    Amazing staff from start to finish. Dad got an amazing send off with alot of thanks to these guys who helped us all the way. Would highly recommend.

    Bonnyrigg Funeral Directors . replied
    Dear Karen Thank you much for taking the time to leave such a positive review. It really means a lot to us to know we were able to support you through such a difficult time. Once again, thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review, it is greatly appreciated!
  • 5 Maureen Taylor 4th May 2019

    Very professional, and always made to feel as though nothing was too much trouble.  All the staff were excellent but I must pay particular thanks to Lesley Ann who just seemed to know.....

    Lesley-Ann Liddiard replied
    Dear Maureen Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It is so rewarding for us to receive positive feedback such as yours and to know that everything was to your satisfaction. Once again, thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review, it is greatly appreciated!
  • 5 David Wilkinson 22nd Feb 2019

    Very attentive and professional service from the moment of initial contact right through until we were dropped off after the funeral service. Would highly recommend

  • 5 Sheila Hammond 17th Feb 2019

    Yvonne and her team were excellent. They took time to listen, helped give my sister the perfect send off....the personal touches they also added were very thoughtful....cannot fault anything..

  • 5 Catherine Dods 4th Feb 2019

    Having used much larger Funeral Directors for family members in the past I was glad I contacted Porteous Family Funeral Directors. Yvonne in Blackhall Branch exceeded all expectations when dealing with my Mum’s Funeral. I couldn’t have asked for a better service. Yvonne spent time with me explaining every step and helped me with decisions. Her kindness, compassion and attention to detail made a difficult time much easier to cope with. C Dods

  • 5 Lorna Malone 19th Dec 2018

    Mark, Yvonne and their amazing team could not have been more helpful and supportive during a very difficult time for us. They were always at the end of the phone or an email to guide us throughout the funeral preparations for our dear Dad and were always happy to meet us in person to go over details. Nothing was too much trouble and they dealt with us with such compassion and a very human touch. We will forever be grateful to them for the care them showed to us and the dignity and respect they afforded our Dad. I cannot speak highly enough of them. 

  • 5 Ibby Ross 14th Dec 2018

    Very efficient and considerate nothing was any bother for Yvonne and her colleagues thank you from The Ross family 

  • 5 Graeme Miller 5th Dec 2018

    Thanks to Yvonne at the Blackhall branch for helping us with all of the arrangements at such a difficult time. Yvonne really did provide a personal service and was very kind and sensitive.

  • 5 Lynne Bradford 30th Nov 2018

    Caring and compassionate throughout. 

  • 5 Richard Watt 8th Oct 2018

    Porteous Funeral Directors could not have been more attentive, visiting me on several occasions at home to go over the unusual and highly personal arrangements I wanted to make for my wife's funeral, besides making regular phone contact to check on details, being flexible and adaptable and making doubly sure at every step that the funeral ceremony would go smoothly exactly as planned by me and my family. Mark Porteous, his son, Grant, and their staff were unfailingly kind, considerate and friendly. I cannot imagine anyone doing things better. The funeral ran without a hitch despite the complexities of having eight family members involved in the ceremony, plus a video, live music, recorded music and a 50 photo slide show. Nothing fazed Mark and his colleagues who cheerfully found a way around all potential difficulties. As far as I'm concerned, no praise is high enough.

  • 5 Jean Marsland 28th Sep 2018

    I found everyone at Porteous extremely helpful and went the extra mile to make sure everything went to plan.  I want to thank everyone for their help especially Grant.

  • 5 Joanne Bennett 25th Sep 2018

    Coudn't have asked for better sevixe and support

  • 5 Esther Stanton 20th Aug 2018

    A professional and friendly service. Most grateful to all at Porteous for their help and professionalism at this difficult time. Excellent service.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

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Address
589 Lanark Road
Juniper Green
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh
EH14 5DA

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Jacqui McGurk 2nd Mar 2020

I cannot thank Grant, Lesley-Ann, Sharon and the team for all their support they provided in mum’s funeral and their efficiency throughout mum and dad’s funeral that they conducted only a year earlier.  Words cannot describe our gratitude to them all.

Lindsey Hutchison 17th Feb 2020

A bespoke service, all the team were both competent and kind. At such a bleak time, we were made to feel at ease and time was taken to ensure that all our needs were met and that all our family's relatives and friends knew themselves to be included and entirely welcomed. We are most grateful for all the effort that went into the preparations prior to the funeral, including listening well and acting on what we said. There were practical matters to attend to also and anything we asked for was dealt with with speed and courtesy and discretion. We could not possibly have asked for more. Everything went well, and the allocated setting for the burial will be beautiful at any time of year, and easy to find in the beech wood where she lies. Many thanks are due.

Heather Bell 25th Jan 2020

I have dealt with both Grant and Lesley Anne over the last 6 months. Found them efficient and compassionate. They both were excellent in guiding my family through the very sad task of planning a funeral. I can highly recommend this family run business.

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