Best 5 Funeral Directors in Edinburgh

Discover funeral directors located in Edinburgh. See pricing details and information regarding the inclusions offered. Also opening hours and contact details. Find comprehensive details below of NAFD & SAIF approved funeral directors.

Rosy Company


Open 24/7

Porteous Family Funeral Directors Liberton

Porteous Family Funeral Directors Liberton


Kirkbrae House,, 43A Lasswade Road,, Edinburgh,, H16 6TD

Open 24/7
Porteous Family Funeral Directors Colinton

Porteous Family Funeral Directors Colinton


7 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LH

Open 24/7
Porteous Family Funeral Directors Blackhall

Porteous Family Funeral Directors Blackhall


14 Telford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2BA

Open 24/7
Barclays Funeral Directors Morningside

Barclays Funeral Directors Morningside


17 Church Hill Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4BE

Open 24/7

Opening Times

All Funeral Directors in Edinburgh operate 24 hours 7 days a week for emergencies this includes bank holidays.


You can use public transportation to reach Porteous Family Funeral Directors Liberton, Porteous Family Funeral Directors Colinton, Porteous Family Funeral Directors Blackhall, Barclays Funeral Directors Morningside. See the following link to find parking:

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The closest train station to these funeral directors is Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station with local taxis operating outside.

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Edinburgh is home to the iconic Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city's skyline and offers breathtaking views. The Royal Mile, a historic street that connects the castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, is also a popular attraction lined with shops, pubs, and historic landmarks. With a population of 488,050 people.

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How many funeral directors in Edinburgh?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 44 Funeral Directors in Edinburgh On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Edinburgh?

The typical cost of funerals in Edinburgh typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 15% and cremation accounting for 85% of the amount of funerals taking place in Edinburgh. However, the actual expense for a family can vary based on specific requirements and choices. For instance, if a family prefers a local celebrant, such as 'Onie Tibbitt, Agnostic Scotland' found on with 19 Reviews, rather than a minister or pastor, the cost would be higher.

Even though funeral jewellery, like a cremation necklace, is not typically considered a direct expense of a funeral, it does add to the overall cost. To obtain pricing information about funeral jewellery, we suggest reaching out to Donna Barry Jewellery or visiting their store at Coburg House Studios, 15 Coburg St, Edinburgh.

The cost of a funeral can rise considerably if you choose to include a headstone, whether for a burial or cremation, with prices in Edinburgh typically ranging from £1009 up to £2381 as per local providers. Drawing upon our local insights, we've compiled a list of 2 memorial masons in Edinburgh. Please find the following details: Edinburgh Stonemasons Address: Edinburgh Stonemasons, 84 Comiston Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10 5QJ. Edinburgh Masonry Address: Mitchell House, 5 Mitchell Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH6 7BD.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Edinburgh?

Funeral directors such as Rosy (Edinburgh), Porteous Family Funeral Directors Liberton and Porteous Family Funeral Directors Colinton all offer funeral plans as an intermediary (reseller) for funeral plan providers such as Golden Charter and Golden leaves in Edinburgh. In 2024 ‘Rosy Funeral Plans’ will be launched by Rosy to help bring more variety of choices for bereaved families in Edinburgh.

What Crematorium do Funeral Directors use in Edinburgh for Traditional and Direct Cremation?

Within 10 Miles off Edinburgh there are 3 crematoriums offering a variety of services such as direct and traditional cremation. The 3 main crematoriums frequently used by funeral undertakers in Edinburgh: Warriston Crematorium, Seafield Crematorium, Morton Hall Crematorium, which could potentially be your loved one's final resting place. While you have the freedom to choose your preferred crematorium, it's advisable to consult with your local funeral director. Their expertise will be valuable, especially considering that crematoriums availability can often be unpredictable and busy. See the list of crematoriums in the area:

Warriston Crematorium, Warriston Road EH7 4HW Phone: 0131 552 3020 with a fee of approximately £754 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 20 days. Seafield Crematorium, Seafield Road EH6 7LD Phone: 0131 554 3496 with a fee of approximately £863 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 16 days. Morton Hall Crematorium, Howden Hall Road EH16 6TX Phone: 0131 664 4314 with a fee of approximately £834 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 14 days.

What happens in the event of a death at a care home in Edinburgh?

In the event of a death at a care home, your local funeral director is responsible for collecting the deceased and transporting them to their funeral home with care. According to the Office for National Statistics, approximately 21 % of all deaths in Edinburgh take place in care homes. At Rosy, we offer prompt collection services for your loved one, irrespective of the care home where the passing occurred. For immediate assistance, please contact us at 0800 260 6922.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any Funeral Directors offering Natural/Green burial Funerals in Edinburgh?
Yes there is 2 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 40 miles radius off Edinburgh. As funeral directors in Edinburgh we are committed to providing support and guidance in arranging Natural Burial funerals to commemorate your loved ones in the local area. We take great pride in endorsing environmentally-friendly traditions. See details below of 2 most popular Natural Burial Sites within 40 miles off Edinburgh.

Woodland Burial at Shawfield Cemetery located at Woodland Burial at Shawfield Cemetery Shawpark Road TD7 4EE. Binning Memorial Woodland located at Binning Memorial Woodland EH40 3DU.
Where can you scatter ashes in Edinburgh?
The City of Edinburgh Council enforces particular guidelines concerning the scattering of ashes in public spaces, which may be revised at any point. For the latest information and guidelines, we recommend visiting the City of Edinburgh Council website at As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the Water of Leith and River Forth is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Edinburgh near Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. If someone has recently died at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in Edinburgh then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Edinburgh?
The main newspaper is The Scotsman. Obituaries are an important part of The Scotsman and are published both in the newspaper and on their website. The Scotsman is known for its detailed obituaries of notable figures, which often include anecdotes and personal insights. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Edinburgh) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Edinburgh?
Absolutely, in Edinburgh, Rosy, in particular, features expert Jewish Funeral Directors ready to assist during your time of need.Whether your needs involve arranging a service at a Funeral Synagogue like 'Beth Israel Synagogue' or at the graveside, or a funeral home, we are equipped to provide guidance. In Edinburgh there are 5 Jewish Notable Synagogues that could be used for a funeral.
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Midlothian?
Indeed, several funeral directors in Edinburgh specialise in Hindu funerals with the majority of ceremonies conducted in temples such as Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre.
Are there any Funeral Directors in Edinburgh who provide catering services for wakes?
Typically, funeral directors do not commonly provide catering services. Therefore we would recommend contacting a local catering company such as Nobles Café Bar & Restaurant. Via email at Visiting their Kitchen/Office located at 44a Constitution street, Edinburgh, EH6 6RS. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Edinburgh?
Indeed, there are Sikh funeral directors based in Manchester who can offer their support during the period of mourning. The funeral ceremony itself typically takes place at the Sikh temple at 1 Mill Lane, Leith, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH6 6ZZ. However, the decision on the choice of temple, home, or any other location is entirely up to you. To organise your Sikh funeral service, you can reach out to Rosy (Edinburgh) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Edinburgh?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Edinburgh. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam. Typically the funeral would take place at one of the following mosques/locations Wali-Al-Asir Trust, The Mosque Kitchen, Shia Ithna' Ashari Imambargah and Mosque.

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