Scotmid Funerals, Portobello

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Scotmid Funerals, Portobello, Edinburgh, funeral director in Edinburgh
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Scotmid Funerals is a Scottish Co-Operative funeral director serving families from Portobello and the surrounding areas for over ninety years

Latest Verified Reviews

Steven Stewart 18th Jan 2020

Everything went smoothly Very accommodating and efficient Would highly recommend

Evelyn Stewart 17th Jan 2020

At a difficult time all staff extremely passionate helpfull carering made it all just flow so easily very professional

Peter McNamee 30th Nov 2019

I cannot give enough gratitude and praise to the Portobello branch of scotmid funeral directors, especially Gillian Harvey who dealt with myself and my brother from the outset. She helped us with all aspects of organising my mums funeral and her friendly yet professional manner made the process easier for us to deal with. Also a big thank you to the staff from scotmid who drove our cars and carried out the proceedings at both the church and crematorium. I believe Christine was the lady who led the proceedings from scotmid, she along with the rest of the staff were very smart in appearance and professional in every respect of their duties. I cannot give higher praise, thank you to you all for making my mums funeral go so smoothly. Thank you from Peter & Eddie McNamee.

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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
60 Portobello High Street
Portobello
Edinburgh
EH15 1DA

About Us

This funeral home in Portobello 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 Portobello office located in the east of Edinburgh. A car park can be found in Bridge Street, just behind the office, there is also plenty of off street parking available.

Edinburgh’s seaside town of Portobello lies three miles east of the city centre. A fashionable resort in Georgian times, Portobello is now a popular residential area.

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 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

Ann Notman

Oct 1947 - Jan 2020

DrDave Gavine

May 1937 - Jan 2020

James Stewart

Apr 1930 - Dec 2019

Agnes Bennett

Sep 1927 - Dec 2019

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Steven Stewart 18th Jan 2020

    Everything went smoothly Very accommodating and efficient Would highly recommend

  • 5 Evelyn Stewart 17th Jan 2020

    At a difficult time all staff extremely passionate helpfull carering made it all just flow so easily very professional

  • 5 Peter McNamee 30th Nov 2019

    I cannot give enough gratitude and praise to the Portobello branch of scotmid funeral directors, especially Gillian Harvey who dealt with myself and my brother from the outset. She helped us with all aspects of organising my mums funeral and her friendly yet professional manner made the process easier for us to deal with. Also a big thank you to the staff from scotmid who drove our cars and carried out the proceedings at both the church and crematorium. I believe Christine was the lady who led the proceedings from scotmid, she along with the rest of the staff were very smart in appearance and professional in every respect of their duties. I cannot give higher praise, thank you to you all for making my mums funeral go so smoothly. Thank you from Peter & Eddie McNamee.

  • 5 Kevin Falconer 20th Oct 2019

    From the beginning of what is a very difficult process we were treated with the utmost dignity and respect. We dealt with Gilian throughout and she could not have made things easier for the whole family. From ensuring the day went as planned, facilitating family viewings, organising the statutory as well as the emotional needs and the smaller details like remembering all of our names throughout the process. We were treated as valued friends, not just customers.

  • 5 Sharon Street 12th Oct 2019

    Our family would like to thank Gillian Harvey who has been absolutely wonderful.  She guided us through everything with sympathy and quiet humour when needed it especially my father. Nothing was too much trouble and everything went and was perfect on the day. Many thanks to everyone involved at a very difficult time. Sharon Street 

  • 5 Fraser Darling 11th Oct 2019

    From the day we arranged our initial meeting with Scotmid Funeral Directors the organisation of our mum's funeral was carried out in an efficient, friendly and professional manner. We received excellent advice from Hillian Harvey and the staff on the day of the funeral carried out their duties effectively.We as  a family would have no hesitation in recommendingScotmid Funeral Directors to relatives or friends.

  • 5 Julia Woodman 14th Sep 2019

    Really helpful, kind, considerate and practical support from the whole team - just what is needed at such a difficult time

  • 5 Andrew Strachan 6th Sep 2019

    Thank you to Portobello Branch for your support and compassion throughout the arrangements and day of my fathers funeral. Very professional from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble for you. The service which was taken by Mr. John Jones was very true to my Dad , a celebration to his life. Again Thank you to all so much for making a hard day comforting. Andy & Karen

  • 5 Sue Marsh 9th Jul 2019

    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

  • 5 Audrey Hunter 30th Jun 2019

    The whole team were very professional and comforting from arranging everything until we were dropped off at the wake. They listened, offered good advice/ options. Arranged for a retired minister who was amazing. Thanks to the team we managed to create a very personal goodbye for our dad. That in itself has helped us as a family to recover from our loss. Nothing was too hard to ask and arrange. A special thank you to Gillian and Philip. These two are an asset to Scotmid! Thank you so much to the whole team. 

  • 5 Lianne Thomson 19th Sep 2018

    My sisters and I cannot thank Debbie and Philip enough. From the initial contact right through to after our mums funeral we were well taken care of. They supported us every step of the way in a professional but very caring and reapectful way.

  • 5 Brenda Lawrie 22nd Apr 2018

    Everything was taken off. Made the stress of organising a funeral a lot less worrying for myself and my family. The younger members even had the benefit of the announce for Facebook done for them. The staff at Scotmid from David Shaw at Portobello to Christine who took us to Seafield were excellent and were above and beyond what we expected 

  • 5 Alana Barclay 21st Oct 2017

    Everything was perfect.  Service people etc. 

  • 5 Gerald Ford 6th Jun 2017

    I FOUND MR DAVID SHAW FROM THE PORTOBELLO BRANCH OF SCOTMID CO-OPERATIVE FUNERALS, THOROUGHLY ENGAGING,ALLOWING ME TO RELAX IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT EVERYTHING WAS BEING ATTENDED TO. ON THE DAY OF THE FUNERAL ITSELF THE TEAM IN ATTENDANCE WERE METICULOUSLY PROFESSIONAL. QUITE SIMPLY EXEMPLARY. THANK YOU.  

    James Blackburn, Head of Funerals replied
    I really appreciate your very kind comments Mr Ford, I will pass them onto David and the rest of our colleagues that looked after your mother's arrangements. Thanks again and best wishes James Blackburn

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
60 Portobello High Street
Portobello
Edinburgh
EH15 1DA

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Steven Stewart 18th Jan 2020

Everything went smoothly Very accommodating and efficient Would highly recommend

Evelyn Stewart 17th Jan 2020

At a difficult time all staff extremely passionate helpfull carering made it all just flow so easily very professional

Peter McNamee 30th Nov 2019

I cannot give enough gratitude and praise to the Portobello branch of scotmid funeral directors, especially Gillian Harvey who dealt with myself and my brother from the outset. She helped us with all aspects of organising my mums funeral and her friendly yet professional manner made the process easier for us to deal with. Also a big thank you to the staff from scotmid who drove our cars and carried out the proceedings at both the church and crematorium. I believe Christine was the lady who led the proceedings from scotmid, she along with the rest of the staff were very smart in appearance and professional in every respect of their duties. I cannot give higher praise, thank you to you all for making my mums funeral go so smoothly. Thank you from Peter & Eddie McNamee.

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