James Scott Funeral Directors, Portobello

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James Scott Funeral Directors in Edinburgh

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About Us

Welcome to James Scott Funeral Directors, based in Portobello, Edinburgh.

As funeral professionals, we feel honoured to be able to offer our support and advice to help our local families through a difficult time. We always go the extra step to make everything as easy as possible for you and your family.

Our funeral home on Portobello High Street is easy to reach from the surrounding areas, including Craigentinny, Northfield, Brunstane and Joppa.

As Dignity funeral directors, we are known for our consistently high standards of funeral care, service and facilities. We draw upon a wide range of knowledge and expertise, and can arrange all kinds of funeral services. We will work with you to piece together the perfect farewell for your loved one.

We understand that arranging a funeral can be daunting, so we want you to know that we are here for you, whenever you need us. You can reach us by telephone at any time of the day.

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

Our Services

At James Scott Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Full Service Funeral

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.
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Simple Funeral

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,695 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us


314 Portobello High Street Edinburgh EH15 2DA GB

Parking and Directions

There is free on street parking outside the funeral home.
We are on the High Street opposite St. Marks Episcopal Church.


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 0131 669 6333 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 16:30

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 3 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Tricia at James Scott, Funeral Directors, was our main point of contact. She was sympathetic, compassionate and patient when dealing with the many different points to be covered. She guided us through these efficiently and always had time to listen to us.
    Nothing was rushed, but if there was a timescale to be adhered to she always let us know by gently reminding us.
    They are local and very easy to deal with.
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    Response on behalf of James Scott Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that our team looked after you so well.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Very good, respectful and friendly. I was put at ease and felt I didn't have to worry about anything as the service provided was very professional.
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    Response on behalf of James Scott Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Having used Scott and Sons in Portobello before, Trish made us feel so comfortable and guided us through the process.
    She is so friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend your service.
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    Response on behalf of James Scott Funeral Directors
    Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.