Family Funeral Directors & Memorial Craftsmen

Providing over 100 years of personal, professional service

Cost of a Funeral Plan

The funeral planning industry has become a big business nowadays, intensely marketed by large funeral planning companies. We are aware of families paying considerably more for pre-paid funeral ‘packages’ sold by large funeral planning companies. Sales and marketing staff employed by large funeral planning companies are not funeral directors and their sales agents are often only able to sell you a “package” funeral plan which may not include all the services your family may eventually require. They are unable to give professional local funeral advice tailored exactly to your requirements and charge accordingly.

We are very proud to offer our own bespoke pre-paid funeral plan meaning you will only pay for the services your family choose which will be tailored to your particular needs. As our funeral plans are bespoke, the cost will depend on the particular services you choose to include in your plan.

A funeral plan purchased from Donald McLaren Ltd is charged at today’s prices. the below tables provide a guide to the costs for a basic, and traditional funeral services.

Simple Funeral

£1950

The simple funeral service is designed for clients who have no wish for the services provided in a traditional funeral service. You will receive the same high level of care and support from our professional staff.

A simple funeral includes:

A local removal from the place of death into our care (between 9am-5pm) within 10 miles

A simple coffin fitted and lined for burial or cremation

Preparation of the deceased and dressed in a robe or their own clothes

Care of the deceased in our mortuary facilities

Mercedes hearse and bearers on the day of the funeral direct to the cemetery or crematorium

Professional services and attendance of the funeral director throughout

Traditional Funeral

£2900

We find that most people wish to have a traditional, customary funeral.

A traditional funeral generally includes:

Removal from place of death (within 20 miles) into our care at any time

Quality oak veneer, raised lid coffin fully fitted and lined for burial or cremation

Dressing in own clothes or one of our traditional robes

Embalming by a qualified professional embalmer in our local modern mortuary facilities

Viewing in our beautifully appointed private rest rooms, with fresh flowers in the room (viewing until 9pm 7 nights a week)

Mercedes hearse and attendance of our funeral director and bearers to take your loved one to a local church (night before or on the morning of the funeral)

or

Use of our custom built Airdrie or Coatbridge Service Room for the funeral service, with seating for over 150 people and car parking for over 50 cars

Chauffeur driven Mercedes hearse on the day of the funeral

Chauffeur driven Mercedes limousine for the duration of the funeral including return to the catering venue. See details of our limousines here

Professional services and attendance of the funeral director and staff throughout

The above services are listed as a guide only and can be fully customised to your preference and to account for any family or religious traditions

Traditional Funeral with additional services

£3390 - £3590

Many families wish to have additional services, such as a rosary or additional vehicles. Below is an example of a funeral with additional traditional services we are regularly asked to provide.

Removal from place of death (within 20 miles) into our care at any time

Superior solid oak, panel side coffin with oak veneer raised lid fully fitted and lined for burial or cremation

Dressing in own clothes or one of our traditional robes

Embalming by a qualified professional embalmer in our local modern mortuary facilities

Viewing in our beautifully appointed private rest rooms, with fresh flowers in the room (viewing until 9pm 7 nights a week)
or
Mercedes hearse and attendance of our funeral director and bearers to take your loved one to rest at home

Use of our custom built Airdrie or Coatbridge Service Room for a Rosary or Evening Service

Mercedes hearse and attendance of funeral director and staff to take your loved one to a local church (night before or on the morning of the funeral)

or

Funeral in our custom built Airdrie or Coatbridge Service Room, with seating for over 150 people and car parking for over 50 cars

Chauffeur driven Mercedes hearse on the day of the funeral

Two Chauffeur driven Mercedes limousine for the duration of the funeral including return to the catering venue. See details of our limousines here

Professional services and attendance of the funeral director and staff throughout

The above services are listed as a guide only and can be fully customised to your preference and to account for any family or religious traditions

When the funeral plan is in place, and provided we carry out the funeral, there will be no additional costs charged for Donald McLaren Ltd’s services except in the following circumstances:

Saturday or Public Holiday funeral:- In the event of the funeral taking place on a Saturday or Public Holiday, additional staff overtime charges will apply

Additional Services:- Your family can arrange and pay for additional services not included in your plan at the time of need;

Death more than 20 miles away:- additional costs for the removal will apply (unless covered by holiday insurance)

Third Party Costs:- These are the costs we pay on your behalf to external providers including crematorium or burial charges. Cemetery and crematorium fees are rising rapidly and Donald McLaren Ltd have no control over these third party costs. We simply advise you of today’s costs and you can pay as much or as little as you like and your family will pay any shortfall at the time of need;
Optional Disbursements:- We cannot guarantee or predict changing customs, prices, availability and the future standards of outside agencies e.g. catering, florists, obituary notices etc. We recommend that all optional disbursements are arranged and paid for at the time of need by the next of kin, however a lump sum can be added to the plan to contribute to these costs if desired.

Please note, the above examples do not include cemetery or crematorium fees. The decision whether to include a contribution towards these third party payments is entirely yours. In addition, there is management fee of £160 payable in respect of each funeral plan.

Burial Fees in North Lanarkshire

A new lair in North Lanarkshire is currently £960.00

The cost of an interment (re-opening of the lair) is £920.00

Please not, a lair cannot be pre purchased in North Lanarkshire and can only be paid at the time of need.

Cremation Fees

Daldowie Crematorium fee is currently £650.00 plus £60 organist fee (if required).

Holytown Crematorium fee is currently £800.00 including organist fee.