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Cost of Saying Goodbye 2016

Burial and cremation charges in Scotland 2016

The basic cost of burial fees in Scotland (i.e. not including undertakers fees) is on average £1,363 in 2016. That’s a 7% increase since 2015.

There is still a postcode lottery in these charges, with the costs varying by over £1,500 between the most expensive and least expensive Councils.

Costs levied by local authorities can increase for a number of reasons, some have made substantial investment in new crematorium or graveyards while others have looked to reduce current subsidies as a result of tighter budgets.

Cover Image Credit: “Loch Leven” by David Skinner licensed under CC BY 2.0

Fraser Sutherland
Publication date
September 2016
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