Known throughout our local communities for the highest standards of compassionate care

When you place your trust in William Purves you can expect the highest standards of professionalism, and a truly distinct service. The role of your local funeral director is to ease the stress and burden of decision-making, to listen carefully so that we may offer you expert guidance and provide you with a single point of contact who is always on hand to ease any worries or uncertainty with compassion and practical help.

Funeral directors

Tim Purves

Funeral Director

James Morris

Funeral Director

Roger Pagan

Funeral Director

Andrew Purves

Funeral Director

Colin Brown

Funeral Director

David Pudney

Funeral Director

Paul Brown

Funeral Director

Chris Harkess

Funeral Director

Graeme Whitlie

Funeral Director

Ben Thomson

Funeral Director

Keith Thomson

Funeral Director

Leslie Stewart

Funeral Director

Syd Stevenson

Funeral Director

Jonny Scott

Funeral Director

Jamie Reece

Funeral Director

Mark Sutherland

Funeral Director

Gregor Currie

Funeral Director

Izabella Izsak

Funeral Director

Ian McKernan

Funeral Director

William Purves branches

Oakvale Funeral Home

Hazel Strachan,
Senior Administrator

Oakvale Funeral Home

Sharon Hook,
Client Support Coordinator

Chesser

Marilyn Higgins,
Administrator

Craigentinny

Mark Sutherland,
Funeral Director

Craigmillar

Marie McCubbin,
Administrator

Currie

Tracy McKenzie,
Administrator

Dalkeith

Pauline Dickson,
Administrator

Goldenacre

Paul Brown,
Funeral Director

Haddington

Chris Harkess,
Funeral Director

Leith

Arlene Logan,
Administrator

Morningside

Andrew Purves,
Funeral Director

Peebles

Leslie Stewart,
Funeral Director

Penicuik

Lesley Anderson,
Administrator

St Andrews

Syd Stevenson,
Funeral Director

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Are DIY funerals the right choice?

The status quo of how UK funerals are delivered is constantly being challenged. Traditional models of mourning are still very popular in Scotland. What we see more of nowadays are personalised events where families take a prominent role in managing their loved one’s...

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Heritage skills thrive in 21st century facility

Business is booming for our Hawick based stonemasons, John Beattie & Sons Memorials, as the team recently relocated to a purpose built workshop in the Borders town. Manager David Beattie and cousin Martin, are descendents of founder John Beattie whose...