Caledonia Cremation supported me through three bereavements

Over the past 2 years, we have supported Marlyn through three family bereavements. In this blog, she kindly shares why she trusted us to assist her through these times. For more information on organising a funeral or planning your own, contact Scotland’s only...
The cost of a basic funeral is higher than ever before.

The cost of a basic funeral is higher than ever before.

Sunlife’s Cost of Dying Report 2021 has found that the cost currently stands at £4,184*, up 1.7% since 2019, when it was £4,115. And since 2004, the average funeral costs have risen 128% since 2004. As a campaigner against funeral poverty, this is a very...

Why end of life planning is so important

Barbara Chalmers is the founder of Final Fling & Only Human In this frank discussion, we explore why it is so important to start thinking about end of life plans and bust a few myths along the way. As Scotland’s only charity-run funeral directors, we are...
Thanks to a very generous donor, Linda could say her goodbyes

Thanks to a very generous donor, Linda could say her goodbyes

Caledonia Cremation was set up 3 years ago to fight funeral poverty by providing not-for-profit dignified cremations across mainland Scotland. However not everyone who chooses us does so because of financial reasons. The fact that we exclusively offer direct cremation...

What is a funeral?

    The pressure to provide one type of funeral can push many into funeral debt. Is it time to re-think what a funeral is? The more “newsworthy” alternative funerals often make the headlines – but that isn’t what we mean here. It can...
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