James Scott Funeral Directors

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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, from £3,050

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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  • 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

For more information, call us on

0131 669 63330131 669 6333
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Simple Funeral, from £1,695

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.

More information

  • 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

For more information, call us on

0131 669 63330131 669 6333

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

Address

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.

OPENING HOURS

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

VISITING 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
SatClosed
SunClosed

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