Family Funeral Directors & Memorial Craftsmen

Providing over 100 years of personal, professional service

Funeral Costs

At Donald McLaren Ltd, we believe that every funeral should be unique and suited to each person’s individual requirements.

Our professional and very experienced funeral director will take the time to get to know you and your family and provide a tailored, personal funeral service. When arranging a funeral, we provide a clear itemised estimate of the costs involved prior to the funeral taking place. The funeral account 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 guarantee that we will not be beaten on price for a for a like for like funeral service. If you are quoteed a cheaper cost locally, please speak to one of our funeral directors.

As we mostly provide a tailored funeral service, the costs will vary depending on the particular services required. We are happy to discuss your requirements with you and provide a no obligation estimate tailored to your needs. As a general guide, below is an example of costs for varying levels of funeral service.

Simple Funeral

£1800

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)

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

£2750

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

£3250 - £3450

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

Please note, the above examples do not include cemetery or crematorium fees

Burial Fees in North Lanarkshire

A new lair in North Lanarkshire is currently £882.00

The cost of an interment (re-opening of the lair) is £845.00

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 £605.00 plus £60 organist fee (if required).

Holytown Crematorium fee is currently £800.00 including organist fee.