Funerals And Bereavement

Purpose of the group

To provide a forum for the discussion of funeral and bereavement issues. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Nina Ballantyne

James Blackburn

Gerard Boyle

Nick Britten

Andrew Brown

Susanne Cameron Nielson

Brian Corrigan

Eileen Crawley

Paul Cuthell

Christine Dumonceau

Mark Hazelwood

John Halliday

Morgan Harris

Rose Jackson

Jon Levett

Nigel Lymn Rose

Eilidh Macdonald

Dec Maguire

Helen Malo

Jane Matheson

Ann McMurray

Ruth Mendel

Patrick McGlinchey

James Morris

Rebecca Paterson

Mark Porteous

Jamie Stewart

Alexander Sullivan

Gordon Swan

Terry Tennens

Stewart Wilson


Caledonia Cremation

Citizens Advice Scotland

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS)

Golden Charter

Hospice UK

National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)

Resomation Ltd

Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (founder of the Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief alliance)

Scottish Pensioners’ Forum

Scottish Working Group on Funeral Poverty

Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS)

Get involved

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