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We are a charity run Funeral Directors offering not-for-profit cremations nationwide.
Call us today on 03000 113 311.

We work across Scotland and will help you arrange a dignified funeral simply and quickly. We offer a one-to-one advice service to assist in planning a remembrance ceremony. Our direct cremations give you the flexibility to create the perfect send off. If you want to know more, call us today – we are really nice!

What to do when someone dies

Call us to start arrangements for a direct cremation at any time after the death of your loved one. We will give you all the information you need and take care of it for you. You will then be contacted by our specialist adviser who can help you plan a personalised send-off for your loved one.

We know that funeral costs can be a problem. We have no hidden extra charges and you don’t need to pay us before making the arrangements.

When you are ready, we will explain how to register the death and tell you whether you need to contact any other officials.

You won’t ever need to travel to our office, we will come to you when needed wherever you are in mainland Scotland. As we work hard to make things easy for you, we can normally do it over the phone. Please remember that there is no service at the crematorium for a direct cremation.

Many people opt for the ashes to be interred in the cairn at the crematorium, others would prefer to collect them or have the ashes returned. We will ask you about all your preferences at the right time, you don’t need to know everything just yet. We do charge a little extra to return ashes because we cover such as large geographic area.

We have written a short booklet with advice and support called Doing Death Differently. You can read an online version here

There is more detailed information about practicalities on our FAQ page.

You don’t need to make any payments until you have spoken to us or signed a contract. We also don’t need a deposit if you can’t afford it. But if we have asked you to make a payment, you can do so on our payments page.

Price list

We back the CMA introduction of the standardised price list which all funeral directors must display on their website and in their premises. Click here to view ours


Direct cremation including all fees, care and coffin – £1095

This includes non-urgent collections, all transport, care of the deceased person at our funeral home, support/advice, fees to the crematorium (our biggest cost), coffins and a basic ashes casket. We use the award-winning Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium. Everyone using our service gets an appropriately sized Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) approved, sustainably sourced plain pine coffin – this is because we believe in environmental protection and an equal-for-all approach.

Return of Ashes

You have the choice of whether to have the ashes scattered on your behalf at the crematorium, collecting the ashes from us at the crematorium or having us meet you to return the ashes to your home.

Return of ashes to you (anywhere in Scotland) – £95

Collection of ashes from a Glasgow Crematorium at an appointed time – £0

Ashes scattered on your behalf – £0

Urgent collections

A £250 surcharge is added for urgent collections. This is a cost charged to us by our partners and, as we make no profits from our funerals, unfortunately we cannot absorb this cost.


Everyone using our service gets the coffin as part of the standard charge without needing to pay a penny more. If you would like to purchase one of our coffins without having a cremation with us, you can do so for £100. Contact us and we will show you pictures and specifications of our FCS sustainably sourced unvarnished plain pine coffins.


Please don’t feel under any pressure to pay any more for extras such as caskets/urns, scattering tubes, plaques etc. It is entirely up to you and we won’t upsell you anything. However, we are frequently asked about these extras so wanted to present some options below. Do just discuss these or other items you would like and we will can source and provide them as part of our service.

Standard wooden casket with name plaque – £100

Scattering tube – £50

Making payments

You don’t need to make any payments until you have spoken to us or signed a contract. We also don’t need a deposit if you can’t afford it, we ask for a £100 deposit if you can afford it and normally ask that the balance be settled before the cremation date. But if we have asked you to make a payment, you can do so on our payments page.

End of life planning

If you are thinking about end-of-life plans, then you can register your wishes with Caledonia Cremation.

If you need to pre-pay for your funeral, then Caledonia Cremation works with trusted partners Pure Cremation who also offer direct cremation plans.

If you would like more information in the best option for you, then please do get in touch – 03000 11 33 11

Bereavement Support Service

Thanks to funding from the Edinburgh Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund – we are delighted to launch a new support service for recently bereaved people in Edinburgh.
We will provide a trained coach and funeral support worker to help Edinburgh residents who have experienced a bereavement in the past 6 months – even if they haven’t used us for a funeral.
The support will focus on emotional and practical needs. Our team will listen and provide a safe and trusted place in which to discuss your loss and its impact on your life.
To access the support – call 03000 11 33 01.

Dying outside Scotland or on Scottish Islands

Please note that, with a few exceptions, our service offer is for those who have died in mainland Scotland. However, we have partners in England and Wales, just get in touch by phone to discuss your needs.

Everyone is free to speak to us anytime if unsure.

Our commitment to excellence and dignity means we cannot be certain that we can meet our high standards if dependent on ferries and weather meaning that if on the Scottish Islands you will be better served by a local funeral director.

*Our phone number is either free or the same as a local number, depending on your phone provider. Our staff can call you back if you prefer or you can get in touch by email. We normally answer anytime 24/7, but if you call outside working hours you may be asked to leave a message and someone will get back to you.

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