It’s time to ban the P word

It’s time to ban the P word

The loss of a friend or relative is something that triggers so many emotions. However, shame should never be one of them. Cruelly there are two words used freely when talking about one type of funeral that can cause shame and distress for everyone involved. Those...

What type of funeral do you want?

We’ve all read about the “alternative” funerals; Star Wars funerals; Viking funerals or New Orleans inspired processions. So it inspired us to ask some of the team at Community Renewal (the charity that owns and operates Caledonia Cremation) about...
Gie it a bye for loving goodbyes

Gie it a bye for loving goodbyes

Do you back our work supporting people facing funeral poverty in Scotland? If so, then this September we ask – would you give up just one wee treat and donate that money to Caledonia Cremation so we can support those facing funeral poverty? You could Gie it a...
The direct cremation price may be low – but a word of advice

The direct cremation price may be low – but a word of advice

As Scotland’s first funeral directors set up to fight funeral poverty, we are delighted that more funeral directors are offering direct cremation. In offering the bereaved more choice, the industry is going some way towards removing the pressure some feel to pay for a...
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