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We are campaigners fighting for more support for bereaved families, fairer funerals and ending poverty. In our blog we discuss issues and themes related to dignity, emotional support and affordablity in funerals.


We commissioned some research* earlier this year to investigate Scot’s views on and knowledge of funerals and funeral prices. The results found that:

  • At £6,535 for a funeral and send-off, 82% of those surveyed thought this price was too high
  • 86% supported the funding of a funeral advice line to help bereaved families arranging a funeral and also to advise them on ways to keep their funeral prices down.
  • 72% said that they would prefer to arrange a funeral through a not-for-profit funeral directors like Caledonia Cremation
  • 56% would consider a direct cremation for their own funeral

Like us, most Scots are in favour of a new way when it comes to funerals.

Our hope is that more people begin to understand that there is a choice and they don’t have to take out a funeral debt they can’t afford to pay back.

On 27th April 2021, we were invited to discuss the poll with BBC Radio Scotland and you can listen to that interview below


*A representative poll of 600 Scottish people undertaken in November 2020.

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