We are proud to be independent funeral directors based in Montrose, Scotland. At a time when many funeral homes are being sold to large shareholder driven corporations, we remain proudly a Scottish independently owned and operated funeral home.

Email: James Collier (j_collier@hotmail.co.uk)
Registered Office: Emslie Collier Funeral Directors, Broomfield Road, Montrose, DD10 8SZ
Registration Number: 02511598

Here for you and your family when you need us. So contact us now and let us take care of all your needs.

Your Locally Accredited Funeral Directors

The qualification also enables career progression for funeral arrangers and administrators wishing to progress into Funeral Directing, although funeral arrangers must be able to provide evidence of workplace experience of a range of funeral directing responsibilities, including the experience of conducting a funeral within the period of study to enable achievement of the qualification.

The Diploma in Funeral Directing can be taken as a stand-alone Diploma following achievement of the Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration.

The National Association Of Funeral Directors (NAFD)

Why Is This important?

After studying in Edinburgh, James Collier completed his Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration. Certified through the National Association of Funeral Directors.

They were established in 1905, the NAFD represents the interests of the entire spectrum of funeral directing businesses – including independent businesses, the Co-operative and major funeral groups – who conduct in excess of 80% of UK funerals every year.


Independent of any single funding body or organisation we are inclusive, welcoming members from right across the spectrum of the industry.


Their member companies range from hundreds of small, independent family businesses to PLCs and Co-operatives, between them conducting 470,000 funerals every year.

Industry Leader

The Association ensures that its members set the highest standards of customer care in the industry through a robust Code of Practice, Code of Professional Standards and independent arbitration service.

These Organisations Regulate How Member Companies Operate Their Businesses Via Their Respective Codes Of Practice.
The National Society of Allied And Independent Funeral Directors
Golden Charter Funeral Plan
National Association Of Funeral Directors
Robertson Memorials