James Ashton & Edward McHugh

Independent Funeral Directors of Distinction


Always there when you need us.

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.

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How can I afford the cost of a funeral?

There’s no easy way of saying this: the cost of giving your loved ones a ‘decent send-off’ is rising dramatically. You might have heard about ‘funeral poverty’ in the press, where families are simply unable to cover the cost of their loved one’s funeral service. Funeral poverty has increased 50% over the last 5 years….

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How can I pay for my funeral in advance?

The phrase ‘peace of mind’ gets used a lot these days because it’s a feeling everyone wants. To feel calm, reassured, with no worries, fears or stress. But peace of mind can be difficult to find, especially when there are so many unknowns in life, and so much we can’t control. That’s why we recommend…

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