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...
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...
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