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Our top tips to choose the right music for a funeral

Our top tips to choose the right music for a funeral

Tunes, hymns, melodies and songs are seen as essential elements in a traditional funeral. But what’s normal? What’s appropriate (or not)? In this blog, we’ll share our top tips for choosing music for a funeral. Throughout UK history, songs and singing have played a...
Memorials  – how to create a lasting tribute for generations

Memorials – how to create a lasting tribute for generations

Memorials are the lasting tribute we can leave for generations to come. In five simple steps, we explore how to choose the perfect memorial. 1. Choose a location Memorial stones or markers are typically erected in graveyards and cemeteries to indicate a grave but also...
How to choose the right coffin

How to choose the right coffin

It’s not the sort of purchase you have to consider often and for first-timers, the pressure to get it right can be overwhelming, especially at an already difficult time. In this blog we’ll explore the different options to suit every preference and budget. Burial or...
Each Life is Unique. So is Every Funeral

Each Life is Unique. So is Every Funeral

Each life is unique; so every funeral should be too – how to personalise a funeral As lives lived are unique and different, so it is with the funerals we arrange to celebrate them. In this blog, Managing Director James Morris, explores how we ensure funerals are...
What to say to someone recently bereaved

What to say to someone recently bereaved

What do you say to someone who has been bereaved? That has to be such a hard conversation. And because it is, we tend to avoid it don’t we?The more awkward we feel, the more we back away both emotionally and physically – especially in a new socially distancing...
Making it count

Making it count

  During the harshest of times, we arranged the final journey of Mr Gordon Reid as friends, colleagues, loved ones and even strangers on the street, pay their respects to a much loved cabbie from the capital. BBC Good Morning Scotland (2.35-2.40)...
Stephen Jardine on BBC Radio Scotland interviewed with Tim Purves

Stephen Jardine on BBC Radio Scotland interviewed with Tim Purves

This morning our Chairman Tim Purves spoke to Stephen Jardine on BBC Radio Scotland about the changes to funerals and the challenges that we have faced in recent days. Although funerals have changed significantly, we are committed to helping families plan a dignified...
Adapting to help grieving families – STV Scotland Tonight Interview

Adapting to help grieving families – STV Scotland Tonight Interview

Watch our Director Andrew Purves on STVs Scotland Tonight show explaining how we are adapting to ensure bereaved families get the highest levels of service during these incredibly difficult circumstances. We also want to thank the Hawkes family for allowing STV to...
Supporting families throughout lockdown

Supporting families throughout lockdown

It was our privilege to be able to look after the family of Mr Eddie Goodall who agreed to their father’s funeral service being documented for a moving photo essay on yesterday’s Guardian online. Mr Goodall died of CV-19 earlier this month and his funeral would...