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.

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Tim Purves

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James Morris

Funeral Director

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Roger Pagan

Funeral Director

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Andrew Purves

Funeral Director

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Colin Brown

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David Pudney

Funeral Director

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Paul Brown

Funeral Director

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Chris Harkess

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Graeme Whitlie

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Ben Thomson

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Keith Thomson

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Leslie Stewart

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Syd Stevenson

Funeral Director

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Jonny Scott

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Jamie Reece

Funeral Director

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Mark Sutherland

Funeral Director

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Gregor Currie

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Izabella Rennie

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Ian McKernan

Funeral Director

William Purves branches

Oakvale Funeral Home

Hazel Strachan,
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,
Director

Peebles

Emma Bertram,
Administrator

Penicuik

Lesley Anderson,
Administrator

St Andrews

Syd Stevenson,
Funeral Director

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The Hierarchy of Grief

When we meet someone recently bereaved, we subconsciously apply an invisible, unspoken hierarchy to the deceased. We actually place different values or priorities to people when they die. In this blog, managing director James Morris, shares his experiences. The...

Ashes to Ashes

Cremation is increasingly favoured over burial in the UK. And in a post Covid world, the significance of what to do with the ashes of a loved one becomes increasingly important. MD James Morris explains why. Our memory is just one of the things that makes us uniquely...

New 2020 look for W. G. Catto, same 101-year-old high standards

Following a £500,000 refit, we're delighted to reopen our Elgin branch with it's updated name: W. G. Catto Funeral Directors, Part of the William Purves Family. From today, Moray families can enjoy new, first class surroundings from the £500,000 refurbishment of...