Why I chose Caledonia Cremation for my own funeral

Why I chose Caledonia Cremation for my own funeral

Fiona has recently registered her wishes with us. Fiona is religious and enjoys helping people and attending social gatherings. Here she explains why she has chosen Direct Cremation…. “I have never liked being centre of attention during my lifetime and I...
Where is the most expensive place to die in Scotland?

Where is the most expensive place to die in Scotland?

Funerals can be very expensive. In fact, latest figures show that the average cost of a funeral in Scotland is now £3,837, so it is no surprise to also learn that funeral poverty in the UK amounts to £82.7m.* But this isn’t a flat rate, and the figure can go up or...
Organising a funeral during lockdown

Organising a funeral during lockdown

There is no good time to organise a funeral but during a pandemic where strict regulations are in place and you are shielding is certainly one of the most stressful without a doubt. It may seem like the best option is to delay the funeral. And that may be the case for...
Emotional support for the bereaved in Scotland

Emotional support for the bereaved in Scotland

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest experiences anyone could face, but during this period of social distancing, families are facing additional anxiety over not being able to say their goodbyes. As a result, Caledonia Cremation is providing a dedicated emotional...
My experience of a funeral during lockdown

My experience of a funeral during lockdown

Kathryn has kindly agreed to share her experience of her mum’s funeral, which took place during lockdown. “I lost my mum to Covid on 2 January. I knew about direct cremation but didn’t think it was quite right for my mum’s send off, so I went with a ceremony at...
Mical’s Story

Mical’s Story

Mical is 32 and lives in Edinburgh. Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on her and her family. We have supported her throughout this and she has kindly agreed to share her story with us. “Early March 2020 I woke up to the news that the company I worked for was...
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