Thorburn Funeral Directors

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Thorburn Funeral Services

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Funeral Expenses / Terms of Business

Our Funeral Director’s, Kenny and Steven appreciate that in the first few hours or days following the shock of a bereavement that the help of a trusted and understanding funeral director can be invaluable and a great source of comfort to the family. During these early stages of bereavement it can be difficult and, we feel, inappropriate to discuss the subject of funeral expenses. However, at the same time, we understand that this information is important to family’s to enable them to make informed decisions. Our fees are fully transparent and flexible to your funeral wishes. Some fees are essential, others (third party costs) are optional, therefore the total cost of a funeral will depend on the choices made. This will be explained by our funeral director on their first visit when a detailed estimate will always be offered for your planned funeral. In accordance with the new Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Legal Order, a generic standardized price list and terms of business are included for your information. However, we always recommend that you contact us for an accurate personalized estimate.


All funeral directors are legally required to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors (because prices can vary).
ATTENDED FUNERAL (funeral director’s charges only) £2,400.00
This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.
Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements Included
Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care Included
Care of the deceased person before the funeral within our recently extended and refurbished premises in accordance with the 2018-19 annual report to Funeral Directors by the Scottish Government. Included
Providing a good quality coffin made from oak wood-effect veneer. Included
Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director. No Fee
At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle Included
This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.
Burial (funeral director’s charges only) £1,250.00
Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) 2 £1,870.00
For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee.1 £971.00
In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is:
For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.
For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee . 2 £999.00
In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is: £999.00
Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director.
ADDITIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:
Additional mileage (price per mile) £1.20
Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer) No Fee
Collection and delivery of ashes No Fee
Embalming £200.00
Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.) £180.00 - £240.00
Services supplied outside of normal office hours No Fee
The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.
1. This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.
2. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation.
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