Whatever the situation, please do get in touch:
For funerals: 03000 11 33 11
For bereavement advice: 03000 11 33 01
Email: caledonia@funerals.scot

As campaigners against funeral poverty in Scotland, we regularly post articles and comments to empower the bereaved to make the right choice for them


Help paying for the funeral

As our only aim is to eradicate funeral poverty in Scotland, we also run a funeral advice service called Caledonia Funeral Aid. Their support is fully funded and open to all who live in Scotland, even...

Worried you can’t afford a funeral

Are you worried about paying for a funeral and wondering what help there is with funeral payments? It’s difficult to know what to do when someone close to you passes away regardless of your circumstances. With the average funeral costing over £4,000 many now find themselves in a position where they feel they have nowhere…...

New report finds cost of dying has reached a record high in Scotland.

Following the release of the latest funeral cost figures, we are calling on the Scottish Government to re-visit their financial support. The latest Sunlife Cost of Dying Report 2024 has found that the average cost of a basic funeral in Scotland - which doesn’t even include a wake or other send-off costs like funeral cars…...

Benefits for bereaved families in Scotland – are they sufficient?

An online summit presented by Caledonia Funeral Aid and The Poverty Alliance With Down to Earth A discussion around the financial support available for bereaved people experiencing hardship, and what the long-term plan should be. Online: Wed 31 January 11am – 12:30pm Introduced in 2019, the Funeral Support Payment currently allocates eligible residents in Scotland…...

Announcing a partnership with The Fuze Foundation

We are delighted to partner with The Fuze Foundation to provide free of charge funeral celebrant services to bereaved families experiencing hardship. Caledonia Cremation and our funeral advice line, Caledonia Funeral Aid were set up to support bereaved people across Scotland, especially those facing funeral poverty. We are passionate…...

How we are committed to greener funerals

Caledonia Cremation is owned and operated by the Scottish anti-poverty charity Community Renewal Trust and as a such, we are committed to doing our bit to create a better Scotland, including taking care of the planet However, we are mindful that the average cremation uses 28 gallons of fuel, emitting around 540 pounds of carbon…...

We are named one of the top recommended cremation services

We are delighted to announce that Sharpscot have listed us as one of Glasgow’s 5 Top-Recommended Cremation Services. They considered customer service, value, rates and packages when making their decision Despite being listed in the Glasgow category we are keen to point out that we serve the whole of mainland Scotland - but we are…...
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