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Third Party Funeral Costs

However, unfortunately, there are some other 3rd party funeral costs out of our control that you will need to take into consideration and, although we can mitigate for these with our pre-paid funeral plans,  you will need to put aside extra funds to cover these costs over and above the cost of your funeral and we do ask for payment for these when you arrange the funeral.

These can include for instance:

  • Minister or Officiant’s feeBurial or interment fee
  • Gravedigger fees
  • Cremation fees
  • Fees for cremation documents
  • Purchase of a grave/burial plot/
  • Musicians fees such as cantors or pipers
  • Memorial headstones
  • Fees to scatter ashes

Our team can advise on typical costs for the above and typically recommend that you keep aside between £400 and £1000 depending on cremation or burial and the number of people who will attend the service but costs vary significantly Scotland, therefore, the price you pay could be higher or lower depending on where you make your funeral arrangements.

For a more accurate estimate of 3rd party costs in your area, please give us a call.