As a health and social care professional it is important to be able to answer questions from those who are bereaved about next steps after a death, including those related to funerals, burial and cremation.

Information on funerals for those who are bereaved in Scotland is available from a range of sources, including:


Information on registering a death in Scotland can be found here and registering a stillbirth can be found here


The Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill

  • Find the Bill and more information here

Funeral poverty


For information concerning infant cremation, please see our dedicated page