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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

Lianne Thomson 2018-09-19 07:41:58

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.

Graeme Aitken 2018-09-17 10:01:56

Great site with links very useful and easy to use

Linn Aitchison 2018-09-12 07:26:11

Could not thank the team any more for giving my father the perfect send off and the way they dealt with all arrangements

Pauline Culbert 2018-08-29 20:04:28

Have to say a first class service from start to finish. Great customer care and done everything for us from the moment we walked through the door.well done amazing service.

Natalie Smith 2018-08-29 18:53:16

From the moment we stepped three the door, the lady was welcoming, warm and friendly. Everything was very well handled. Clear information given. Thank you from us all