About

You may be reading this because you’ve just lost a loved one and are naturally wondering where to turn for help. That is the entire point of this website: to give you the advice and guidance you need on every aspect of the funeral process. We feel we are well placed to offer this advice for two reasons. Firstly, we have been in the funeral business since 1888. Secondly, we are a family run firm. Our family wants to be there for your family. Please see this as the start of the support and advice you can expect from William Purves Funeral Directors.

Our history

Historic photos on an easel

William Purves, the founder of our family-run firm, was born in the Borders.

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Our fleet

William Purves cars on Calton Hill

Our fleet of funeral cars are all Mercedes Benz. The cars are based on the 'E Class' model.

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Our team

The William Purves team

We are a 40-strong team made up of Funeral Directors, Funeral Planning Consultants, Administrators and Support Staff.

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