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 professionally qualified funeral directors will discuss and explain every aspect of your chosen funeral service to ensure you receive  a tailored, personal funeral service of your choice. When the funeral has been arranged we will provide you with a clear itemised estimate of the costs prior to the funeral taking place. Our funeral invoice is divided into two parts: fees due to us for the services we provide for the funeral and fees due to third parties, called disbursements, which we pay on your behalf.

Most families choose a tailored funeral service and these costs will vary depending on the particular services ordered our funeral directors will provide you with a no obligation estimate tailored to your needs.

Standardised Price List

In September 2021 the competition and markets authority introduced a requirement for all funeral directors to publish a Price List for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors.

Our standardised price list can be downloaded here.

Additional Options Price List

Our funeral services price list can be downloaded here.

Burial and Cremation Fees

Burial Fees in North Lanarkshire

A new lair in North Lanarkshire is currently £1017.00

The cost of an interment (re-opening of the lair) is £989.00

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

Crematorium Fees

The information below gives prices charged by crematoria for an adult funeral within a 30-minute cortege journey of our funeral homes.

Daldowie

  • Standard Fee – £685
  • Reduced Fee – n/a
  • Unattended (8:30am/8:40am/8:50am) – £356

Holytown

  • Standard Fee – £887
  • Reduced Fee – (9:30am only) £750
  • Unattended (8:15am/8:20am) – £499

South Lanarkshire

  • Standard Fee – £660.24
  • Reduced Fee – n/a
  • Unattended (8:30am/8:40am/8:50am) – £406.89

Funeral Payment Terms

Our funeral invoice will be sent to you 7 days after the funeral. Full payment is due within 30 days from the date of invoice.

We ask for a deposit equal to the total amount of third party costs (e.g. crematorium fee, as noted above/cemetery, interment fee £989 and purchase of a new lair £1017). Where satisfied that there are adequate funds available to settle the funeral account, we may, at our sole discretion, agree not to require a deposit.

Our professional services charge of £990 includes a discount of £350 provided full payment is made within 30 days. At our sole discretion, we may agree to extend the period for payment to 60 days, however the funeral will no longer qualify for our discounted professional services charge of £990. In this event an amended invoice will be issued with our full professional services charged at £1340.

Failure to pay may result in court action in which a court may award judicial expenses and interest.

Our full funeral terms and conditions acan be downloaded here.