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Arranging a Funeral? Here's some ideas about what to do and who can help.

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJanuary 18, 2016


ISBN 978 1 78544 936 9
PPDAS 62518

This document is also available in pdf format (79k)

The death of a partner, relative or friend is a painful loss. It is a difficult and worrying time and it is natural to want to do the best we can to show them our love and respect.

Funerals are an important part of the bereavement process, which includes acknowledging our loss and expressing our sadness.

This leaflet provides some advice about arranging a funeral in Scotland and informs you about useful contacts and where you can get more information.


An errata was published on 12 February 2016 as a result of a number of changes throughout the content.

The pdf and html have both been updated within the document to reflect these changes.


Where can I get help to arrange a funeral?
Want to do it yourself?
Some things to think about
What will I need to do?
Worried about the cost?
More information
Useful contacts