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

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...
Planning a faith v non faith funeral?

Planning a faith v non faith funeral?

Should you arrange a faith v non faith funeral? MD, James Morris, explores the reasons why people choose to have a faith led funeral as he reflects on three decades of funeral arranging. I’ve been witness to a striking trend: the move away from religious or faith...
Prices that are inclusive and transparent

Prices that are inclusive and transparent

We ask. We don’t sell. Anyone that’s ever bought a new car or booked a budget airline flight will have felt the frustration of unexpected or added costs that weren’t made clear when you started the search. In this blog, our MD, James Morris, cuts through the confusion...
Each Life is Unique. So is Every Funeral

Each Life is Unique. So is Every Funeral

Each life is unique; so every funeral should be too – how to personalise a funeral As lives lived are unique and different, so it is with the funerals we arrange to celebrate them. In this blog, Managing Director James Morris, explores how we ensure funerals are...
What to say to someone recently bereaved

What to say to someone recently bereaved

What do you say to someone who has been bereaved? That has to be such a hard conversation. And because it is, we tend to avoid it don’t we?The more awkward we feel, the more we back away both emotionally and physically – especially in a new socially distancing...
Call to revive funeral tradition during coronavirus lockdown

Call to revive funeral tradition during coronavirus lockdown

William Purves has been leading a campaign to revive a tradition of bowing for pausing passing hearses. This mark of respect supports a bereaved family who, because of CV-19 restrictions, may not be able attend the funeral. The campaign launched on Facebook last month...