How Can We Help? > Options For Funeral Services
Type of funeral
Choosing the type of funeral you'd like is a very personal decision. We have a wealth of knowledge and will give you guidance on how we can help personalise arrangements to exactly what you wish.
Religious or Non religious
We work very closely with local Clergy, Humanists ( Non Religious) and Celebrants ( who can include religious content within their service) to assist you with your wishes, the information we gather is passed onto them and they will arrange to visit you to discuss arrangements for the service
Almost all Border towns have their own public cemetery which will be owned and maintained by Scottish Borders Council.
New ground can be purchased in the majority of these cemeteries It may be your family have existing ground within a cemetery, if so we can check through Scottish Borders Council to see if there is space for burials within the ground.
There are two burials sites within the Scottish Borders, one within Shawfield Cemetery, Selkirk and one at Hundy Mundy Wood, near Mellerstain, Kelso, we advise families who are considering Woodland burial to visit the sites as they are both very unique and tranquil.
Borders Crematorium, Melrose opened in December 2011, it has seating capacity for 98 people with additional standing room both inside and outside. There is an organist present to play Hymns or music of your choice plus a music system where they will upload your chosen music for the service. It also has the facilities to record or webcast the service.
The services at Borders Crematorium start on the hour from 9am to 4pm, Saturday services are by request
Borders crematorium offer a reduced cremation fee rate for the following
9.00am weekday "no service" cremation
9.30am weekday, where the main family can be present but no service is held
* there are specific terms and conditions that must be adhered to for these reduced fee services
We offer a reduced fee " Simple Cremation" funeral package to tie in with the above, price on application
The crematorium also offers a memorial service where ashes scattered or interred within their grounds can have headstones, trees or marker plaques erected.