Guide to Funeral Directors in Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city and the seat of the Scottish Parliament, the medieval city of Edinburgh is famed for its vibrant cultural scene and academic prestige. It is the second most populous city in Scotland and home to just under half a million people. There are 41 funeral directors in Edinburgh, with 52 funeral homes based in the city.

Roughly 16% of Edinburgh’s population was born outside the UK, making for varied cultural demographics. The city has a high proportion of Polish and Irish residents, as well as over 25,000 Asian residents, many of Chinese heritage. With the exception of London, Edinburgh also has the highest number of US citizens. This means that many funeral directors in Edinburgh are accustomed to offering a wide range of funerals, catering to different cultures and traditions.

Within the city, Edinburgh Council is responsible for overseeing 39 churchyards and cemeteries, including historic burial sites which are now closed. Cemeteries with full burial plots available to purchase include: Corstorphine Hill, Craigmillar, Currie, Kirkliston, Morningside, Portobello, Ratho, Rosebank, Saughton and South Queensferry. Other cemeteries are available for ashes plots only.

The main crematoria in Edinburgh are Warriston, Seafield and Edinburgh Crematorium, to the north of the city near Leith, as well as Mortonhall Crematorium to the south.

Search for local funeral directors in Edinburgh to see the services available in your area. Click on a funeral home’s profile to read customer reviews, learn more about the services they provide and to contact the funeral director for more information.

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Latest Reviews

Iain Brown 2018-07-15 12:15:47

Very understanding and friendly. Guided us through all the procedures and on the day of the funeral were very supportive.

Douglas Dick 2018-07-10 10:04:14

Candice was excellent through out the arrangements keeping me informed at all times and getting back to me as soon as she could when I had a question. I was contacted by Phillip the day before my father's funeral and he talked me through what would happen and him and his team were second to none on the day of the funeral. Thanks to all at ScotMid for making things so easy on what was a sad time for the family.

Alice Greig 2018-07-10 09:48:12

Everyone was so kind and caring. The meetings to put discuss details were well structured by Candice Wilson and the team.