Scottish Government launches Funeral Benefit

Today the Scottish Government launches an improved funeral benefit aimed at reducing funeral poverty for around 4000 families annually. William Purves welcomes the move but cautions the need for families to compare like-for-like pricing. Providers and costs vary...
Managing your digital legacy

Managing your digital legacy

As published in the Edinburgh Evening News on Monday 16 September, Tim Purves launches our free guide to managing your digital footprint including online banking, shopping and social media.
Lean on our experience

Lean on our experience

It’s been a busy time of year for our Hawick based memorial stonemasons as the Scottish Borders Council reaches the close of a two year headstone testing period. Some 90,000 headstones across 154 Borders cemeteries were tested to ensure they would not cause...
Graduate Success for William Purves

Graduate Success for William Purves

A huge congratulations to our eight graduates in this year’s NAFD (National Association of Funeral Directors) Diploma in Funeral Directing as published in this month’s Funeral Director Monthly. This year, William Purves employees made up almost a third of...
Toy Story4 theme to be a funeral favourite

Toy Story4 theme to be a funeral favourite

This month’s launch of Toy Story 4 features a Joni Mitchell hit “Both Sides Now” which is being tipped as a future funeral anthem. Listeners of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show @ Virgin Radio today were treated to an extended play of the song following...
Summer solstice 2019

Summer solstice 2019

June 21st 2019 marks the UK’s longest day and shortest night as sunlight hours are at a peak.   In our experience, longer and sunnier days mean woodland burials are more popular at this time of year with nature in full bloom. If you’d like advice on an eco-funeral, a...