Funerals And Bereavement

Purpose of the group

To provide a forum for the discussion of funeral and bereavement issues. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 25 November 2020

This meeting will be held at 6pm in room P1.02, This meeting will include the AGM.


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

David Beamer - secretary

Nina Ballantyne

James Blackburn

Gerard Boyle

Andrew Brown

Susanne Cameron Nielson

Erik Cramb

Eileen Crawley

Paul Cuthell

Christine Dumonceau

Maureen Gardner

Mark Hazelwood

John Halliday

Morgan Harris

Rose Jackson

Jon Levett

Nigel Lymn Rose

Eilidh Macdonald

Jane Matheson

Ann McMurray

Ruth Mendel

Patrick McGinley

James Morris

Rebecca Paterson

Mark Porteous

Alexander Sullivan

Sandy Sullivan

Gordon Swan

Stewart Wilson


Caledonia Cremation

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) 

Citizens Advice Scotland

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS)

Golden Charter

Hospice UK

National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)

Resomation Ltd

Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (founder of the Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief alliance)

Scottish Pensioners’ Forum

Scottish Working Group on Funeral Poverty

Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS)

Get involved

Next meeting:
25 November 2020


[email protected]



Richard Lyle MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP


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