Including a Direct Cremation in a funeral plan

What’s a Direct Cremation ?

A direct cremation (also known as an unattended funeral) is for those who would prefer a straightforward funeral. It’s different to a traditional funeral as there’s no funeral service and you will be unable to be present at the cremation.

Regardless of how you’d like to say farewell, our caring team treat everyone with the same level of professionalism, integrity and care.

Including a Direct Cremation in our funeral plan costs £1,295, including the crematorium fee.

What’s included? 

  • All arrangements
  • Bringing the person into our care, including from home or a nursing home at anytime
  • Care and preparation
  • A simple coffin
  • Attendance of a Funeral Director
  • A hearse
  • Cremation fees for an unattended committal
  • Ashes dispersed at the crematorium or returned to our office for you to collect

What’s not Included?

  • Visiting the person
  • Choice of date or time of when the cremation will take place
  • The choice of crematorium
  • Mourners are not able to attend the crematorium on the day
  • Additional products or services cannot be added

What if this type of service is not for me?

If you feel that this direct service is not for you, as you may want to visit the person in our chapel of rest, or would like to choose the date and time of a service, and attend on the day of the cremation, then you can choose a more traditional service.

If you have any questions regarding any of our services, please call us on 0800 996 1927.

What to do next?

To find out more please call 01506 852 655 or just pop in and see us. We can also visit you at home or complete your application by post.

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Funeral Plan FAQ's

What is a funeral plan?

A funeral plan lets you arrange and pay for your funeral in advance and at today’s prices, beating rising funeral costs. It’s an easy way to get your funeral arranged whilst protecting loved ones from rising costs and uncertainty about your final wishes.

Who can buy a plan?

All our plans are available to any UK resident over 18. There are no medical questions and there is no medical required, whether or not you have any existing medical conditions.

How can you buy a funeral plan?

Buying a plan from us is simple. You can buy in person at our Broxburn office – to arrange an appointment please call us on 01506 852655

Who will carry out the funeral?

Your funeral will be carried out by Thomas Brown Funeral Directors, we’re part of Scotmid Co-operative Society, an independent Scottish Co-operative.

Can I take a plan out for someone else, or a joint plan?

Yes, all of our plans options allow you to buy a plan for someone else. If you do this you will receive all of the correspondence about the plan and you will have all of the rights to the plan and be responsible for paying for it. Yes, two plan holders can be named on the Agreement Form, and the plan can be used for the funeral of either of the plan holders.

What happens to my money and is is safe?

So we can deliver our obligations to you, we put all of your money into an individual whole of life assurance policy that is managed by Royal London Mutual Insurance Society. Royal London is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the PRA and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In addition, Scotmid Funerals are registered with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA), this is an organisation set up by the industry to regulate providers of UK pre-paid funeral plans.

What if I have a complaint about my plan?

If you have a complaint regarding one of our funeral plans, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please see our complaints procedure.

Terms & Conditions

It’s important to read and understand the terms and conditions relating to our funeral plans, please read the terms below, you can also read and print a copy here.