Covid-19: The Undertaker two years on

Covid-19: The Undertaker two years on

Watch this moving documentary exploring the impact of Covid-19 on our lives and business, launched today to mark the two year anniversary of lockdown. Thanks to film makers The Times and The Sunday Times...

Public Naming Competition and Open Day for Autumn 2021

As part of our 215th anniversary celebrations, we’re inviting local Hawick families to: name the newly refurbished service room in our Weensland Road funeral home and; join us at our first Open Day on 6 November. Open Day – 6 Nov 2021, 10.00-13.00 Have you...
Small talk saves lives

Small talk saves lives

Read about one of our funeral teams whose staff room conversation prevented a suicide just days later....
Lasting legacy for North East Families

Lasting legacy for North East Families

Further coverage of Vinnie’s Cot, donated by Natalie and Callum Laidlaw in memory of their son Vinnie.  Earlier this month, the cot was donated to William Purves, enabling families throughout the North East region to spend more time at home.  Read more about...
Planning Ahead to Mark 2021 Dying Matters Week

Planning Ahead to Mark 2021 Dying Matters Week

As published in the Edinburgh Evening News 10 May 2021, Andrew Purves encourages people to start a conversation about death and dying with loved ones, make some decisions, so they will have the best plan in place before they die. If Covid‐19 has taught us anything, it...
Minister Urges Mourners Not to “Turn Up”

Minister Urges Mourners Not to “Turn Up”

At a time of significant restrictions, Andrew Purves gives perspective on the debate surrounding roles and responsibilities in the face of unexpected crowds attending Scottish funerals. His comments were in response to the Scottish Health Minister’s reminder that...