When someone dies, there are a number of steps you’ll need to perform before the cremation can take place. With forms to fill in and different parties involved, it’s easy to get lost in the bureaucracy whilst also mourning. That’s why we’ve created a simple guide to help you along the way.

Registering a Death in Scotland

When a death occurs, it’s important to be as informed as possible, but doing that’s not always easy. To help you in your time of need, whenever that may be, we’ve created this easy-to-follow guide on what you’ll need to do when someone dies in Scotland including registering the death, sorting out the paperwork, taking care of the deceased and arranging the cremation.

If you’re in England or Wales, you’ll need to follow a slightly different process. If that’s you, use our guide to managing a death in England or Wales instead.

What to do when someone dies in Scotland