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

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Faiths, beliefs and cultural practices form a fundamental part of the lives of many people in the UK today. These beliefs and practices often become more significant at times of personal crisis and isolation such as during illness, and when faced with bereavement.

In the UK today we live in a diverse society and although there is an awareness of different cultures, faiths and beliefs many generalisations are made which can be misleading.

Throughout the world the cultural, social and religious backgrounds of people can vary considerably as can their personal convictions and lifestyles.

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Non-Religious Funerals

Currently around two in three funerals arranged in the UK are what we’ve classed as “traditional”. This means that they follow the established rites of a particular religion, generally including a service led by a recognised religious minister at an established place of worship (or on occasion, the funeral home), followed by burial or cremation.

Increasingly there are more “contemporary” funerals, which often retain an element of religion, whether it be a hymn, a prayer, or the services of a minister of religion. However there is a degree of personalisation and celebration of an individual’s life, which is often expressed through music, words, flowers, or simply coffin decoration.

Just over thirty per cent of funerals we arrange are what we’ve classed as “humanist”, which may be led by a humanist officiant, or family and friends of the deceased. These funeral ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular and  tend to focus exclusively on the deceased, celebrating their life, their personality and their achievements.

Religious Funerals

Faiths, beliefs and cultural practices form a fundamental part of the lives of many people in the UK today. These beliefs and practices often become more significant at times of personal crisis and isolation such as during illness, and when faced with bereavement.

In the UK today we live in a diverse society and although there is an awareness of different cultures, faiths and beliefs many generalisations are made which can be misleading.

Throughout the world the cultural, social and religious backgrounds of people can vary considerably as can their personal convictions and lifestyles.

In order to provide a culturally sensitive funeral service, an informed understanding of the varying beliefs and values of individuals is essential.

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