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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Diane Hendry 2018-11-20 18:42:17

First time I ever done Funerel the staff made it so easy for me took the time to explain everything and it was not all about money it was about giving my aunt the best send off.would like to thank Marie for all her help and a big thank you to Tam for wearing a hibs tie as Dot loved the Hibs and making it a bit easyer for me on the day I be telling all my friends and family about the great Job you all do x

Margaret Symon 2018-11-18 10:23:22

A very warm and professional service. The staff were lovely and extremely supportive. Thank you. 

Kevin Laidlaw 2018-11-16 22:12:05

Absolute fantastic service my mum and family received in such sad circumstances. Very caring staff as always when used previously x

Tracy Campbell 2018-11-16 09:36:11

I cannot thank Philip, Darren and the Team enough for the way they dealt with my mum's funeral. Philip went above and beyond his role to support us, look after mum and give us guidence when required. He took a personal interest in our situation, he knew my mum liked cream cakes so he bought one, gift wrapped it and put it in the herse with her flowers - we were all so touched by his thoughtfulness. Philip took control of the situation, was contactable at all times and nothing was too much trouble for him. My mum was treated with the utmost respect at all times and on the day of her funeral even moreso. Philip and the Team made an extremely difficult and emotional time as stress free as possible. I would highly recommend this Company. They are extremely professional, compassionate and offer a personal service to families. I cannot thank Philip enough for everything he did for us.

Glenda Holman 2018-11-13 10:26:00

The staff at Scotmid couldn’t have been nicer or more supportive.