Our Fees | James Ashton & Son Funeral Directors in Dundee and St. Andrews

Our Fees

Our Fees

Whatever your financial circumstances we guarantee to provide a  dignified funeral of the highest standard.

Our promise is that we will always endeavour to deliver our clients every wish no matter how large or small.

All our staff are impeccably dressed as befits the occasion, our premises are private, comfortable and beautifully decorated and our large fleet of limousines is in pristine condition.

However, this high standard is not reflected in our fees as we offer a competitively priced service. If you obtain a written quotation from a local funeral director we are confident we can beat it.

The cost of a funeral is divided into two parts: fees due to us for the services we personally provide and fees due to third parties, called disbursements, which we pay on your behalf.

We are able to offer a simple funeral for £700 plus disbursements. This is for a strictly private cremation with no family or friends present. The only available times for this service at Dundee Crematorium are 8.15 a.m. and 8.20 a.m. Monday to Friday.

Included in our fees are:

  • Our Professional Fees
  • Removal of your loved one to Our Rest Rooms (within a 10 mile radius)
  • Fully furnished flat lid coffin
  • Mercedes Hearse
For our full funeral package from our standard price list to this you must also add the cost of disbursements. We can provide you with choices and obtain the costs on your behalf of such items as for example :
  • Dundee Crematorium £999 if the funeral is a cremation
  • Minister or Priest Donation
  • New burial ground and interment fee in Dundee £1849 or £545 interment fee where ground is already owned.
Should you wish a Church Service or a service in Our Service Rooms then additional charges will apply.
 
We will also compose an intimation for insertion in the death notices in the relevant newspapers, order flowers, arrange order of services, arrange hotels togther with other items that will personalise your loved one's funeral.
 
A written estimate will be given to you following our meeting to discuss the funeral arrangements.
 
If you are eligible for a Funeral Payment from The Social Fund, our Funeral Director will give you, and assist you in completing a claim form known as an SF200. This claim form must be returned to us the day preceding the funeral and we will submit it on you behalf after the funeral has taken place.
 
The final account will be sent to you or your Solicitor approximately 7 days after the funeral has taken place. We ask that you kindly arrange settlement within 30 days of the funeral.

You may pay by cheque, cash, debit or credit card, bank transfer or BACS.