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    Funeral costs are rising at a rapid rate and we at Mairi Russell Funeral Services spend a lot of time trying to keep these costs as low as possible while still providing the high level of services that we strive towards and that we know you expect.

    While we understand that many want to provide the best possible send off for their family member or loved one, we are also sympathetic towards those who may struggle to meet these costs in the current financially difficult climate.

    With this in mind, we have compiled some low cost budget options that we have outlined here along with our standard funeral costs.

    It is difficult to state exactly the cost of a funeral as most funerals are personalised to suit each individuals needs and personal reqirements and the addition of third party costs such as floral tributes, newspaper notices, and catering can make a significant difference to the overall cost of the funeral.

    We hope that the following information will help you prepare for the possible cost of your chosen arrangements.

    Minimalist Service (for cremation only)

    We appreciate that not everyone wants to have a traditional funeral service and we are now able to offer this minimalist service at a greatly reduced cost.

    The Minimalist Service includes the following services

    • Funeral director's advice and attendance to all necessary arrangements, documentation and liaison with all necessary parties
    • Removal from the place of death (anywhere in the Highland area) to our rest rooms in Alness
    • Dressing, coffining and laying to rest in our Alness rest rooms
    • Supplying a basic oak veneered coffin (The Struie or The Cromarty from our coffin selection)
    • Transport to Inverness Crematorium for cremation without a service and at a day and time selected by us
    • The Highland Council cremation fee including scattering of the ashes in the crematorium's garden of remembrance

    £2,000

    Please remember that this minimalist service does not include for any viewing or service arrangements or for any third party arrangements such as floral tributes, newspaper notices or funeral catering

    Budget Service

    For those who want to have a basic funeral without the full traditional funeral service we can provide the following low cost option.

    The Budget Service includes the following services

    • Funeral directors professional services fully inclusive of personal attendance, making all necessary funeral arrangements, providing appropriate advice, support and guidance, attending to all necessary documentation, liaison with all necessary parties and arranging to pay all fees and expenses on your behalf.
    • Removal from the place of death (anywhere in the Highland area) to our rest rooms in Alness
    • Dressing, coffining and laying to rest in our Alness or Muir of Ord rest rooms
    • Supplying a basic oak veneered coffin (The Struie or The Cromarty from our coffin selection)
    • Hire of a hearse or hearsette to Inverness Crematorium for a service or to a local cemetery for a graveside service at a weekday and time chosen by you

    £2,530

    The Highland Council cremation fee or interment fee will have to be added in addition to the purchase of a lair if required

    Please note that this budget service does not include for any viewing arrangements or for any third party arrangements such as floral tributes, newspaper notices or funeral catering.

    Please also note that the addition of excessive third party or additional services may also incur additional administration costs

    Standard Service

    For those who want to have a full traditional funeral service.

    Normally we expect to attend to all of your arrangements thus relieving you of as many burdens as possible and our Standard Service includes the following services

    • Funeral directors professional services fully inclusive of personal attendance, making all necessary funeral arrangements, providing appropriate advice, support and guidance, use of premises as required, attending to all necessary documentation, liaison with all necessary parties and arranging to pay all fees and expenses on your behalf.
    • Removal from the place of death (anywhere in the Highland area) to our rest rooms in Alness
    • Dressing, coffining and laying to rest in our Alness or Muir of Ord rest rooms
    • Full use of our private rest rooms in Alness or Muir of Ord for viewing purposes by arrangement during office hours
    • Supplying a basic oak veneered coffin (The Struie or The Cromarty from our coffin selection)
    • Hire of a hearse to a local church or alternative venue for a service, if desired, prior to travelling to Inverness Crematorium for a committal service or to a local cemetery for a burial at a weekday and time chosen by you

    £3,130

    The Highland Council cremation fee or interment fee will have to be added in addition to the purchase of a lair if required

    This standard package of services can be enhanced with the following additional services

    • The provision of a limousine or two, if required, at an additional cost
    • The basic coffin provided for may be upgraded to any of our coffins from our catalogue with the appropriate increase in cost. Please see our coffin selection.
    • Viewing may be arranged outside of normal office hours by agreement but please note that excessive use of this service may also incur additional charges
    • Resting at home or at the church prior to the funeral service can be arranged for a small additional charge
    • The provision of floral tributes, newspaper notices, church or clergy fees, service sheets, funeral catering
    • The Highland council currently allows limited availability of Saturday and public holiday cremations and burials at an additional cost

    • Part of Mairi Russell Funeral Services Ltd.
    • A registered company in Scotland No. SC351181. Registered office at 1-3 Mitchell Lane, Alness, Ross-shire, IV17 0QW

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