Helpful Links And Documents
Please see a variety of helpful links below. We are also available to discuss your situation if you would prefer, so please get in touch if you wish. We would be privileged to support you at such a difficult time.
Making Funeral Arrangements
Arrangements can be made at our Alness or Muir of Ord Funeral Homes at a time that best suits you. Unfortunately the restrictions that are in place at the moment prevent us from meeting in your own home however if you do need to make arrangements from a distance we can organise a video call with you.
Taking Somebody Into Our Care
Firstly, we will ask for some personal details of the person who has died including details of the Next of Kin. We will then discuss all options during our arrangements once you are ready to do so.
- A death in Scotland must be registered within 8 days
- When a death certificate is issued, the doctor will email the certificate to the local registrar.
- The registrar will contact the Next of Kin and the registration will be completed over the phone.
- The registrar offers a ‘tell us once’ service to inform most government organisations.
We understand that spending time with a person after they have died can be very important to family and friends but not everybody wishes to do this. We have peaceful visiting rooms in Alness and Muir of Ord to be used if you wish. You can personally place any personal items with the person that has died or ask us to do this on your behalf.
We keep in touch throughout and guide you through every step so that the best possible service is achieved with the persons beliefs and preferences at the forefront of all decisions.
We will liase with the relevant authorities to make arrangements for the person that has died to be buried in your chosen burial ground.
Natural burials aim to have as little harmful effect on the environment as possible, using biodegradable coffins and materials.
Burials can be arranged on your own land as long as certain conditions can be met. We have assisted numerous families with home burials and would be happy to discuss this if you were interested.
A humanist funeral is a non-religious service that is both a dignified farewell and a celebration of a life. It recognises the profound sadness of saying goodbye whilst celebrating the life and legacy of a loved one.
Many families choose to have a celebrant conduct the service of their loved one as they may have had a religious belief but never attended a church.
If the person who has died has a religious belief, their funeral can be held in a religious venue, before travelling on to a cemetery or crematorium.
What our customers say
A few words from our previous customers
A brief note to thank you all very much for the kindness and support shown to us during one of the most difficult times in our lives. Your professionalism and helpfulness is second to none and it helped to make such a horrific time somewhat bearable. It is comforting to know that we have such a highly dedicated and respectful team in our local area supporting those going through such a painful ordeal.
I wanted you to know how much I appreciated the wonderful way you and all your colleagues dealt with every aspect of the funeral. I am so grateful for the sensitivity and care which made a difficult time so much easier to bear. Nothing was too much trouble and I had no worries as all the arrangements were made with care and respect.
Just a few lines to thank you so much for your kindness and sensitivity during the planning and execution of my father’s funeral. You made everything seem so straightforward and dealt so efficiently with everything.
Just a small thank you note to say how much I appreciated your help, support and understanding when dealing with everything in relation to the funeral. From start to finish you were efficient, but kind and sensitive as well. Thank you so much.
We would like to thank you for your care, kindness and guidance from our first meeting to discuss my Dad’s funeral arrangements. It was a hard and heartbreaking week for us but your patience regarding decision making etc. helped greatly.