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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Mark Taylor 2019-05-21 16:26:24

Great service from start to finish. 

Yvonne Hay 2019-05-20 10:43:58

At this very hard time they supported and helped us through can't thank them enough excellent service

Jacqueline Wood 2019-05-17 09:27:23

Couldn't ask for a better send off for my mother from start to finish Janet and John who I met in person were so lovely all the way through thankyou very much I would recommend your company any time thanks jackie x

Maryjane Brown 2019-05-17 09:26:41

Excellent service. Very professional and friendly staff. Where very sympathetic to our needs. And looked after my grandad during and after my grandmother's funeral.

James Arnold 2019-05-15 09:23:47

Me and my family were very happy with the funeral arrangements. All the staff did a wonderful job we were all looked after on the day of the funeral and the service was lovely. We would certainly recommend Scotmid funeral directors.       Thankyou                                                       James