10 funeral tips (you may need)

10 funeral tips (you may need)

This blog brings to you our many years of experience in supporting families facing a loss.  Here are our 10 top tips that, one day, may come in useful. 1. Funerals need planned. Surely we know what kind of funeral we, or our loved ones, would want?  Well according to...
How to speak to someone facing loss

How to speak to someone facing loss

Death, grief, bereavement are still taboo subjects for many of us in the UK.  So when we hear of someone coping with loss, it’s true that many of us will have a moment of doubt as to what to say.  And sadly, it’s highly likely to lead to us shying away or glossing...
Opening in North Berwick

Opening in North Berwick

With the keys in our hands, we’re delighted to announce our plans to expand into North Berwick with a new branch on the seaside town’s thriving high street. Located on 99 High Street, the premise (formerly Joules) will undergo a complete refurbishment before...
135 years of William Purves

135 years of William Purves

It’s Spring 1888.  Queen Victoria is celebrating her 50th year on the throne and the PM is Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (Conservative).  Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde are the country’s most read authors and The Financial Times launched it’s first issue. ...
Choosing a career in the funeral sector

Choosing a career in the funeral sector

When did funeral directing become a career? Well, since time began, we’ve been caring for and burying our dead so it’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment funeral directing became a profession. Fast forward to the 21st Century, and we saw funeral teams throughout the UK...
Call for greener funeral options to be legalised

Call for greener funeral options to be legalised

Scarcity of ground, rising energy costs and a growing demand for sustainable solutions are just some of the reasons we want more green options legalised and available in the UK today. Currently burial or flame cremation are the only two options available to Scottish...