James Ashton & Edward McHugh

Independent Funeral Directors of Distinction

Always there when you need us.

''To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.''

We treat your family like our own

We promise to do all we can to help you

Our approach is as unique as your family

A century of care

As the region’s largest independent funeral directors, with three locations across Dundee and premises in St Andrews, we have cared for families since 1910.

We prioritise your needs to provide a truly personal service. We care for your family and we never make assumptions. As in life, we know that every person deserves an exceptional level of service that is unique to them in death. We spend time finding out more about your loved one to provide the best possible final send off, for them and for you.

If you obtain a written quotation offering comparable service and facilities from a local funeral director we will beat it. Our prices start from £1,184 for direct cremation at Dundee Crematorium (including cremation fee of £534).  We offer our own Affordable and Respectful Funeral Package with our charges starting from £2,015 including a simple coffin, provision of a hearse for the funeral, caring for and bringing your loved one into our care (within a 25 mile radius), viewing within office hours and all our professional charges.

National Association of Funeral Directors logo and SAIF logoGolden Charter Planning For Later Life logoThreeBest Rated Badge of Excellence 2021 Awarded to James Ashton and Son

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What To Bring (And What Not To Bring) To A Funeral

As funeral etiquette and expectations will naturally vary between cultures, different generations, and even between those within your familiar circles, it’s understandable that attending a funeral can bring uncertainties and anxiety alongside the emotional toll of losing a loved one. To help make the process a little easier, we have outlined a guide below sharing…

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What Is Involved In Planning A Funeral In Dundee?

In times of grief, the practical aspects of planning a funeral can add further stress to an already difficult situation, which is why the support and guidance of professional funeral directors can make a significant difference in ensuring a respectful and meaningful farewell for your loved one. As accredited members of the National Association of…

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