In a possible first for the Scottish funeral industry, Fosters Family Funeral Directors has partnered with charity SAMH, the Scottish Association for Mental Health will provide virtual positive mental health workshops for staff across the business.
We called on the expertise of our funeral arrangers to share these 6 ideas for personalising a loved one’s funeral. Some suggestions are part of pre-paid funeral plans, others have featured as part of final farewells that have already taken place.
‘Scatter my ashes on the beach, the spot down the end where the tourists don’t go. You know, the bit where your brother got stung by the jellyfish!’ These conversations highlight the need to let your loved ones know the details that are important to you.
Meet Gillian, a funeral arranger at Fosters in Clydebank. Mum of one Gillian talks about the most unique funeral she's ever organised, her favourite tradition, and why you can't be a good night out with the girls.
At Fosters we wish to support our local communities by hosting a memorial service and we welcome you to join us. This year, due to the pandemic, our multi-faith memorial service will take place online.
At Fosters we recognised that our traditional methods to support customers had to adapt so earlier this year we set up a Zoom video call service enabling you to have a virtual face to face conversation our team.
I’d been in nursing for almost 25 years and felt it was time for a career change. So, when I joined Fosters 18 months ago it felt like a natural step for me. I honestly feel like I’ve found my vocation. It’s extremely rewarding to be compassionate to families as they go through one of the most difficult times in their life.
A green funeral is a more environmentally friendly way to be laid to rest. A key difference between a traditional funeral and a green funeral is the use of biodegradable materials such as a bamboo coffin. Overall, the processes involved are gentler on the earth.
Funerals are an essential part of our society and play a key role in the healing process following a loss and as such we are committed to providing funeral services throughout Scotland during the current crisis. Keep up to date with our latest developments and advice here.