John McGillivray Funeral Directors

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Independent, family-run funeral directors in Leith, providing individually tailored funeral arrangements.

Latest Verified Reviews

Lisa Rennie 25th May 2020

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. 

Jeff Collins 3rd Sep 2019

John is such a genuine gentleman and so passionate at helping all in the family at this sad time in life,johns team of professional employees are such a special bunch many many thanks for all the help. The Collins family x

Stephen Hall 9th Aug 2019

Professional and very knowledgeable, John guided us through a very difficult process with compassion and understanding. 

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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
139-141 Restalrig Rd
Leith
Edinburgh
EH7 6HW

About Us

Established in 2010, McGillivray Funeral Directors is an independent, family funeral directors based in Leith, Edinburgh. McGillivray offers a 24-hour service, home visits and individual support with all aspects of arranging a funeral, from floral tributes and order of service, to transport, burial and cremation.

Branch manager John McGillivray and his experienced, considerate team are dedicated to providing care and attention at each stage of the funeral arranging process. Each funeral is individually tailored to your needs.

The premises, open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, have free on-street parking and a private arranging room where you can discuss your needs in detail. The chapel of rest provides a peaceful place for you to say goodbye to your loved one.

Call McGillivray Funeral Directors now to find out more about the services available and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Robert (Rab) Millar

Dec 1949 - May 2020

John Middlemas

Apr 1945 - Feb 2020

Kirsty Cummings

Apr 1976 - Feb 2020

David Thom

Jan 1947 - Oct 2019

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Lisa Rennie 25th May 2020

    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. 

  • 5 Jeff Collins 3rd Sep 2019

    John is such a genuine gentleman and so passionate at helping all in the family at this sad time in life,johns team of professional employees are such a special bunch many many thanks for all the help. The Collins family x

  • 5 Stephen Hall 9th Aug 2019

    Professional and very knowledgeable, John guided us through a very difficult process with compassion and understanding. 

  • 5 Deborah Scott 1st Jul 2019

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

  • 5 Jacqueline Wood 17th May 2019

    Couldn't ask for a better send off for my mother from start to finish Janet and John who I met in person were so lovely all the way through thankyou very much I would recommend your company any time thanks jackie x

  • 5 Mandy Martin 25th Apr 2019

    Wonderful service. Very caring. Tam couldn't have been in better hands.

  • 5 Ronald Fisher 25th Mar 2019

    From the moment he answered the phoned to the end of the funeral service John provided a professional and personal service. I would thoroughly recommend John McGillivery Funeral Directors.

  • 5 Jeff Collins 20th Feb 2019

    John was so helpful and done my dad and the family proud,John’s employees are so nice aswell what a very special service we received thanks so much the Collins family

  • 5 Alana Kelly 25th Jan 2019

    Can't thank John and staff enough for the help and support they provided us with at such a difficult time. Time and care that was provided was fantastic. Highly recommend this service Thanks again Alana

  • 5 Gary Amos 22nd Jan 2019

     I used John would highly recommend his company nothing was a problem for him and his staff were highly professional  would use John again in a heartbeat thanks again for helping my family through a very difficult time many thanks gary 

  • 5 Fiona Smith 18th Dec 2018

    I can't thank Janet and John enough for the care and respect you gave to my mum after her passing and thank you from us as a family for the advice and for the way you all as a company conducted mums funeral absolute perfection all the way xx

  • 5 John McLean 15th Dec 2018

    I was most impressed by the excellent service provided by the undertaker J mcgillivray their staff were very sympathetic, and the drivers punctual and as the cost was very competitive I would definitely have no problem recommending them to any grieving family

  • 5 Adele Gibson 27th Nov 2018

    Absolutely amazing couldn't have asked for a better company to do my brothers funeral.

  • 5 Andrea Conway 23rd Nov 2018

    Fantastic care received. Would definitely recommend John McGillivray for your farewell to loved ones. The care received from Janet and John was first class and they are extremely helpful. Thank you so much for everything xx

  • 5 Jake Greig 2nd Nov 2018

    Janet snd John did us proud. They gave us the simple funeral we wanted. They both treated us with upmost sincerity at our darkest time. The after care was 5*. Thank you isn't enough.

  • 5 Pauline Clair 16th Oct 2018

    John, Janet and his other staff were fantastic. Their help and support following the recent bereavement of my much loved aunt was excellent.  I will certainly be recommending their services to others in the future.

  • 5 Ashley Anthony 27th Aug 2018

    Absolutely amazing definitely recommend this place. 

  • 5 Grant McLeod 10th Aug 2018

    Very professional and they took a lot of the stress out of the day which made it a lot easier to get through the day for everyone.

  • 5 Catherine Crawford 2nd Aug 2018

    the service we got from the first moment we went into the funeral directors was excellent.On the day the staff were very respectful and attentiveThroughout this awful time for myself and my family they were there every step of the way even when we needed to phone[which wa soften] we were always listened to and our wishs respeted Would highly recommend John and his team

  • 5 James Young 31st Jul 2018

    Have used John several times for funerals and would highly recommend John’s services.  From the initial meeting to the funeral itself John organises everything with the highest professionalism.  I would not hesitate to use John’s services again.

  • 5 James Darling 29th Jul 2018

    N John made this hard time easy and helped us with everything. All his suggestions fitted what Ann would have asked for

  • 5 Alison Burns 25th Jul 2018

    I can't thank John enough for all his help during this very hard time. John was extremely friendly and gave us lots of advice during the funeral planning. He went above and beyond to assure the family were happy, a true professional! My mum was given a great send off and the funeral ran very smoothly with beautiful cars, flowers and coffin, we couldn't have asked for anything better.

  • 5 Leanne Cloake 1st Jul 2018

    John give a the personal touch and makes you feel very comfortable when planning a loved ones funeral . All his staff are very approachable and very friendly . All services provide by John are all of a very high standard . Wouldn't use any other funeral director.

  • 5 Jackie Davis 9th Jun 2018

    Well, what can I say ? Having reached middle age and not lost anybody dear to me , I guess I am extremely lucky , so therefore , I had no experience of Funeral Directors to compare with ! However , from the very onset , and the the first telephone call to Janet , and then John McG ,myself and my family have been so impressed with the advice, service and genuine care this company has shown us . Extremely Impressed, and will be arranging our own funerals through them in advance . Massive Thank You to John and his staff ! Catherine , Carol Jacki Louise and Ken x

  • 5 Rita Boorman 5th Jun 2018

    A massive Thank You to John and all at the company, could not have done anymore for me and my family at this sad time, always happy, and always very helpful, Thank you so much, 

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
139-141 Restalrig Rd
Leith
Edinburgh
EH7 6HW

National Association of Funeral Directors

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Latest Verified Reviews

Lisa Rennie 25th May 2020

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. 

Jeff Collins 3rd Sep 2019

John is such a genuine gentleman and so passionate at helping all in the family at this sad time in life,johns team of professional employees are such a special bunch many many thanks for all the help. The Collins family x

Stephen Hall 9th Aug 2019

Professional and very knowledgeable, John guided us through a very difficult process with compassion and understanding. 

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