Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors, Upperkirkgate

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About our Upperkirkgate funeral home

Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors in Aberdeen provide compassionate and caring funeral services for bereaved families in the local community.

We are near the centre of Aberdeen, and are easy to reach from the surrounding areas including Gicomston, The Green and Rosemount.

Our funeral home is a historic and valuable addition to the high street, being an original burgage building which was common during Medieval times. You can find us at 42 Upperkirkgate.

Our team of kind and respectful professionals are here to help you plan your loved one's funeral. We will make the arrangements on your behalf, ensuring everything is just as you want it to be.

You can call us at any time that suits you. Our telephone line is open 24 hours a day, so please give us a call as soon as you need our support.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have unlimited choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral in Aberdeen, from £3,545

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01224 625858
  • Simple Funeral Service in Aberdeen, from £1,695

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01224 625858

Where to find us


42 Upperkirkgate
Aberdeen AB10 1BA

Directions and Parking

We are less than a two-minute walk from the Registrar Offices at Marischal College on Broad Street.

There is paid car parking available on surrounding streets.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01224 625858 if you require our services outside of these hours.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00

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Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 1 review
Rating 5.0
I would highly recommend Gordon & Watson's Funeral Directors, they provided a first class service for the funeral of my husband who sadly passed away on 13th April 2019, from the moment we contacted Dignity Funerals to walking into the office in Upperkirkgate, Aberdeen, where we were met by Margaret, a lovely, sympathetic woman who could not do enough for myself and my daughter.

My husband had been selected as 1 in the 10% of the population of the UK for a review into his death as can sometimes happen and holds up the process of getting the death certificate, we were also faced with the spring bank holiday, which pushed things back by a few days, but Margaret was not phased by any of this and went beyond the call of duty to ensure that all was arranged and in a timely manner, for my husband's funeral which took place on 23rd April 2019.

The days leading up to the funeral Margaret called to see if there was anything else she could do and to find out how we were coping with our loss. She even went out of her way to source an alternative printing company to get the order of service in time for the funeral, as the one regularly used wouldn't have been in a position to get them in time with the Bank Holiday, falling the day before the funeral.

On the day of the funeral everything was just as we had wanted, professionally done, with dignity. Thanks also to Kevin and his team for ensuring there were no problems whatsoever and to Margaret for coming along to the church to hand out the Order of Service.

Kind Regards
Fiona Peck
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the arrangements for your Husband were carried out to your satisfaction.

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