Our Services
Arranging a funeral is one of the most stressful experiences you can undertake. Amid the emotion associated with the loss of your loved one, you will need to make choices and decisions that you hope would best reflect their wishes.

We understand this, which is why we will give you the time you need to guide and support you through this difficult time.

We will take you through all your options and give you all the information required.

We will liaise with clergy or officiant, crematorium or cemetery, newspapers, florist and caterers, should they be required.

And, as members of the Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors and the National Association of Funeral Directors, all options and their associated cost are fully explained by us and a written estimate will be provided before any funeral takes place.

Furthermore, our services do not end when the funeral is over.

We can assist if you want to purchase a headstone, arrange an ashes interment or simply wish to arrange your own funeral when the time comes.

Once the funeral is over, you may want to choose an appropriate headstone or other memorial marker. We have a range of options and style which we will be happy to show you. Or you may already have a headstone in place, which you would like to add an inscription to. We can help you with organising all of the above.

We can also assist with the cleaning and re-fixing of existing headstones Ė even if we didnít carry out the original funeral.

Advanced Planning

Pre-Paid Plans

More than a million people in Great Britain have taken out a pre-paid funeral plan. Usually, they have known the grief of bereavement and donít want their families to go through the stress of making arrangements.

Many of the families we have helped and supported have already established a relationship of trust with us. So who better then to advise you on such a sensitive topic and assist you with all the details?

A Porteous Funeral Directors pre - paid funeral plan can help to ease the financial burden for you and your loved ones. Paying for your funeral plan in advance enables you to fix our funeral director's costs at today's prices. At a local level, our own experience has demonstrated that the average cost for a cremation in Edinburgh and the Lothianís last year cost between £3,500 and £4,000, whereas a burial costs substantially more Ė between £4,500 and £6,000. So planning ahead really does make financial sense.

You can choose to pay for your funeral plan by a single payment or by instalments. Depending on your choice, your money is paid into a Trust or to one of the UKís leading life assurance companies.

Call or pop into one of our branches if you wish to discuss this further.

My Funeral Wishes
We appreciate that not everyone may want, or be able to, take out a pre-paid plan. You may not be able to afford to do so right at this moment in time.

Or you have a friend or family member in palliative care who you would simply like to assist in putting together an End of Life document so you and they have peace of mind knowing that their final wishes have been recorded.

We provide a completely free service, whereby you can record your wishes with us. We will keep your instructions safe until they are required. You will also be given a copy to keep at home. All you need to do is let someone you trust know where to find it when the time comes or tell them to contact us.

You can take advantage of this free service along with arranging a pre-paid funeral plan through us. Or you can simply take the opportunity to think about what's important to you and have those wishes documented for the future.

Call or pop into one of our branches if you wish to discuss this further.
Porteous Independent Funeral Directors Edinburgh Porteous Independent Funeral Directors Edinburgh
Proud to serve the local community
Email: info@porteousfunerals.com
Juniper Green Branch - 553 Lanark Road, EH14 5DE - 0131 453 4535
Colinton Branch - 7 Bridge Road, EH13 0LH - 0131 441 6500
Blackhall Branch - 14 Telford Road, EH4 2BA - 0131 332 3609
Leith Branch - 72-72 Leith Walk, EH6 5HB - 0131 554 1113

Also incorporating Bonnyrigg Funeral Directors -
60 High Street, EH19 2AB - 0131 654 1988