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 £1099 for direct cremation at Dundee Crematorium (including cremation fee of £499).  We offer our own Affordable and Respectful Funeral Package with our charges starting from £1880 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.

Golden Charter Planning For Later Life logoThreeBest Rated Badge of Excellence 2021 Awarded to James Ashton and Son

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What To Consider When Arranging A Funeral

A sad and undeniable fact of life is that we will all know someone who has passed away, and one day, you may find yourself in a position where you have to arrange a funeral. At James Ashton & Son Funeral Directors in Dundee, we’ve cared for families since 1910 and operate a 24/7 service…

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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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