The fee for the purchase of ground depends on which cemetery is chosen, and where that cemetery is located. The cost to purchase ground in East Lothian is £586.00, Midlothian is £667.00, West Lothian is £531.03. Ground purchase costs in Edinburgh is considerably more expensive and is £1245.00.
In addition to the fee to purchase the ground, there will be an interment fee which is as follows:
East Lothian: £742.00
West Lothian: £506.87
These fees for interment are for an adult. Reduced prices are applicable for a child. An additional sur-charge may be applicable for a burial on a Saturday or if the deceased was not a resident in the local area.
In addition to these fees, there will be costs to consider for a newspaper notice, flowers, and ministers fee or honorarium if required, the cost of a coffin, and the fees that are paid directly to us for the use of our services to arrange and conduct the funeral.
It is not uncommon for a funeral account for a burial in East Lothian to come to somewhere in the region of £3,900.00 - £5,300.00. Please contact us if you would like any further information, or would like a detailed estimate of the costs incurred. We would be pleased to help.