Family run for five generations

When you place your trust in William Purves, you can expect the highest standards of professionalism. Our values of compassion, dedication, integrity and respect - for everyone - drive our truly distinct service. Our history

Helping you honour their life

As the final ritual of life, a funeral is our way of saying goodbye, honouring a life lived and a life loved. Funerals play an important role in our grieving process and often we can feel a huge responsibility to get it right. Which is why we start with the view that every funeral is unique and every funeral is special. In years to come we want you to look back without regret and take comfort from the way you laid your loved one to rest.

Our family has been guiding and supporting families through bereavement for five generations. Let our family help your family by sharing with you the wealth of understanding and experience we have gathered over the last 130 years.

Our team

As independent funeral directors we serve bereaved families in our local communities. Find out more about your local William Purves funeral director.

Hub

We have our roots in the communities we serve and are involved in many exciting joint ventures.

Hub

We have our roots in the communities we serve and are involved in many exciting joint ventures.

Testimonials

"It's reassuring to have all these details ironed out and in a plan for the family to follow."

C MacCrae (81) 
C MacCrae (81)

"... our plans will ensure that the children have a clear idea of what we want and we've put a significant sum towards paying for it."

G Ferguson (75) 
G Ferguson (75)

"Your Plan of Wishes checklist has enabled the whole family to tackle a subject we'd been avoiding for a long time."

H Smith (37) 
H Smith (37)

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Why it makes financial sense to plan your funeral now

In today’s Herald, Chairman Tim Purves talks about the benefits of funeral planning today. Around 15% of Scots admitted they would struggle to pay for their funeral. Reports from insurance providers as well as the Scottish Government affirm that few of us have made...

William Purves Haddington rebrands from Wood & Hay

Some 20 years after we bought Haddington based Wood & Hay, we are finally bringing the company under the William Purves family umbrella. William Purves bought Wood & Hay in 2000, from previous owner, George Wood who specifically wanted to pass on the business...