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Have You Purchased A Ready4Retirement Plan?

June 29th, 2022|

Have You Purchased A Ready4Retirement Plan? Ready4Retirement Limited (including their brand “BeRetirementWise”) has ceased trading, however, funeral plans sold by Ready4Retirement Limited PRIOR to 24 August 2020 are NOT AFFECTED. Plans purchased through Ready4Retirement prior to 24th Aug 2020 are held and administered by us, The Independent Family Funeral Directors Limited, trading as Fosters Funeral Directors. Please, therefore, check the date of your plan. If you purchased a plan before 24th Aug 2020 your plan is safe and there is nothing more you need to do. If you have any queries regarding your plan, please contact The Independent Family [read more]

Low Cost Funerals

June 24th, 2022|

Why Do Low Cost Funerals Exist?   The term ‘low cost funerals’ essentially does what is says on the tin and is also commonly known as a ‘no-frills funeral’. But the question we’re here to answer is why is a service like this is being offered by funeral directors? There are many reasons that Fosters offer something like their lowest cost funeral. This is partly down to how much this would cost financially for families and, which we’re seeing more often, is that it falls in line with a newer customer demand for a swift, modern-day funeral. This [read more]


June 17th, 2022|

FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY ‘INTENDING TO AUTHORISE’ FOSTERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS Fosters Funeral Directors Becomes First Scottish Firm to Achieve Status Fosters is delighted to announce that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is “intending to authorise” us to continue to sell and manage funeral plans ahead of regulation coming to the sector on the 29th of July this year. Fosters, the first and only Scottish company to date to have achieved this milestone, had previously welcomed the move to regulate the industry as they felt many companies were taking advantage of customers and falling far short of what should be expected [read more]

Meet Fiona – Funeral Arranger at Fosters Rutherglen

May 30th, 2022|

Meet Fiona, funeral arranger at Fosters Rutherglen. Fiona talks about how she got into the funeral industry, her favourite funeral tradition and her two cats Brenda & Margaret! What made you choose a career in the funeral sector? I always had an interest about the funeral profession, and it was actually a death in the family that made me take the leap to join the industry. My amazing grandpa sadly passed away and the care and support we received from the funeral directors was amazing, it was then that I knew that this is what I wanted to do. [read more]

Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at Woodside Cemetery & Crematorium

May 24th, 2022|

Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at Woodside Cemetery & Crematorium Fosters charity partners, Alzheimer’s Scotland are attending Woodside Cemetery & Crematorium to present a talk about living with Dementia on Tuesday, 31st May. This event will look to educate and inform the public on the different forms of Dementia and how you can support family and friends who are affected by this illness. Woodside are hosting a ‘Tea & Blether’ event on the 31st May which coincides with Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from the 30th May - 5th June. This event will provide a helping hand for people to [read more]

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2022

May 3rd, 2022|

Fosters Funeral Directors are proudly supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week, which takes place this year from 2 – 6 May 2022. Every year, people around the country use this week as a moment to encourage all communities to get talking about death, dying and bereavement in whatever way, shape or form works for them. Whoever starts the conversation, and however they do it, they never find it as challenging as they first feared, and they always feel better for talking about it. This year's campaign focuses on being 'In A Good Place' when you die. This is trying [read more]

Fosters Now Open In Dunfermline

December 20th, 2021|

On Monday the 20th of December, Fosters opened a new funeral home in Dunfermline. Located at 1 Nethertown Broad Street, Fosters bring high quality, professional funeral service to the local and community.

7 Tips for Coping With Grief

November 29th, 2021|

This article offers seven tips for coping with grief. It includes links to bereavement charities and professional organisations who provide support and advice.

Fosters Welcomes New CMA Regulations for Funeral Industry

September 22nd, 2021|

On the 16th of September new regulations by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for the funeral industry come into effect. The introduction of regulation has been welcomed by Fosters Funeral Directors who operate 25 funeral homes across Scotland.

Meet Debra, Funeral Arranger at Fosters Alloa

September 21st, 2021|

Meet Debra, funeral arranger at Fosters Alloa Debra talks about why she chose a career in the funeral sector, celebrating a life well lived and why she’s proud to serve her local Alloa community.

Fosters Now Open In Alloa

August 31st, 2021|

Fosters Alloa is now open. Located at 8-10 Mill Street, Fosters bring high quality, professional funeral service to the communities of Alloa and Clackmannanshire. Pop in and meet funeral arranger Debra.

Fosters Now Open In Livingston

July 26th, 2021|

Located at 2 Allen Road, Fosters bring high quality, affordable funerals to the communities of Livingston and West Lothian. With 24 parlours across Scotland, Fosters has earned a reputation for providing high quality funerals and a compassionate and professional service.

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