Resources

All you need to know about natural/green burials

The Natural Death Centre is a charitable project launched in Britain in 1991. It aims to support those dying at home and their carers and to help people arrange inexpensive, family-organised, and environmentally-friendly funerals.

 

In 1994 The Natural Death Centre launched the Association of Natural Burial Grounds and CairnBrae Natural Burial Ground is a member of the association and follows their Code of Practice.

 

Find out more at www.naturaldeath.org.uk or read the official magazine.

Biodegradable Coffins

At CairnBrae we accept all biodegradable coffins (woven willow, bamboo, cardboard etc) and we understand that it is a big decision choosing a coffin for your loved one.

 

We appreciate that you might be raising your eyebrows at the idea of a cardboard coffin, however, cardboard is one of the most biodegradable, customisable and cost-effective options available. You can create a beautiful pictorial cardboard coffin with your own images, or you can choose from the hundreds of designs already created i.e., wood effect print, giving the cardboard the appearance of wood as per this example:

biodegradable coffin scotland
biodegradable coffin dundee

Cardboard coffins have seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years with the growing green movement, due in part to the fact that they are 100% biodegradable and made in the UK from 75% recycled material. Be aware that unless you choose English willow, all advertised willow, bamboo, banana leaf, seagrass and pandanus coffins are manufactured in Asia and shipped to the UK with a huge carbon footprint attached and no eco credentials attached!

 

Although we do not sell coffins, we are more than happy to assist you in selecting one. These websites may give you some ideas:  www.greenfieldcreations.co.uk     www.ecoffins.co.uk

Funeral Directors & Service Rooms

James Ashton & Son Ltd (Dundee) – 01382 452110 – www.jamesashton.co.uk

 

James Ashton & Edward McHugh (Dundee) – 01382 623333 – www.jamesashton.co.uk

 

Edward McHugh (Dundee) – 01382 224834 – www.jamesashton.co.uk

 

Macgregors Funeral Directors (St Andrews) – 01334 472456 – www.jamesashton.co.uk

 

Selwood Funeral Directors (Monifieth & Carnoustie) – 01382 535177 & 01241 417004 www.selwoodfuneraldirectors.co.uk

 

Gibson of Tayport (Tayport) – 01383 552 275  www.gibsonoftayport.com

 

Steven Stewart Funeral Directors (Cupar) – 01334 655 323 www.stevenstewartfunerals.co.uk

 

Strathmore Funeral Directors (Forfar) – 01307 460 777 www.strathmore-fd.co.uk

 

William Lyall Funeral Directors (Kirriemuir) – 01575 574 199 www.strathmore-fd.co.uk

 

Affertons Funeral Care (Dundee) – 01382 676 016  www.affertons.co.uk


Sturrock, Comb & Davidson (Dundee & Broughty Ferry) – 01382 770500  www.dundeefunerals.co.uk

 

James L Wallace Funeral Directors (Dundee) – 01382 825 726  www.jameslwallace.co.uk

 

Robert Sampson Funeral Directors (Broughty Ferry) – 01382 477 124  www.robertsamson.co.uk

 

The Co-op Funeral Care (Dundee, Angus & Fife) – 01307 463 285 – www.cooperativefuneralcare.co.uk

 

George Stewart Funeral Directors Ltd (Arbroath) – 01241 431 428 – www.georgestewartfuneraldirector.co.uk

Celebrants

Embrace Civil Ceremonies  –  Fiona Liddell – 07739 727 415 – fiona@embraceceremonies.co.uk

 

Hope Ceremonies – Rachel Cheer – 07974 712 978 – rachelcheer@hotmail.co.uk

 

East Neuk Celebrants – Sarah Burnside – 07484 331 764 – sarah@eastneukcelebrants.co.uk

 

Angela Maughan (Ordained Minister/Celebrant) – 07770 985 736 – info@angelamaughan.co.uk

 

Fuze Ceremonies – Tegan Elder – 07595 168 971 – teganelder@fuzeceremonies.co.uk

 

Michael Hannah – 07712 892 479 – michaelhannahcelebrant@gmail.com

 

Barbara McGillvery – 07548 993 578 – bmcgcc@virginmedia.com

 

Brenda Reid – 07815 464 288 – brenda.reid@humanism.scot

 

Dominick Watson – 07725 699 541 – civilceremonies@hotmail.co.uk

 

Gary J Smith – 07775 038 215 – gary.smith@humanism.scot

 

Lynda Smith – 07541532005 – ellaysangel@outlook.com

Alternative Hearse Transportation

Trike Hearse Scotland (Dundee & Angus) – 07340 466 040 – www.thealternativecarriagecompany.com

Local Function Facilities

Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort is 3 miles away and can accommodate up to 130 people. Call Libby Forbes on 01382 350 777 www.forbesofkingennie.co.uk

 

Murroes Community Hall is 1 mile away and can accommodate up to 70 people. Call Margaret Cowper on 01382 380240.

 

Wellbank Village Hall is 2 miles away and can accommodate up to 100 people. Call 01382 350989 or 07521932125.

Local Taxi Companies

Dundee Taxis – 01382 270045

 

Monifieth Premier Taxis – 01382 530530

 

Forfar Taxi – 01307 466664

Aboriculture Consultants

Tree Care (Scotland) – James Wiper – 07926 539 463 – jame_sw@live.co.uk

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