ALEXANDER BUCHAN & SON
Independent Family Run Funeral Directors Established 1945
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 01346 518245 for 24 Hour dedicated service
ARRANGING A FUNERAL
Our services to you start when you contact us, whether by telephone or calling personally to the office and extend often way beyond the day of the funeral.
We are ready to help immediately, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are here to guide you every step of the way
How to obtain a death certificate -
The doctor or hospital will issue a death certificate, provided there are no unusual circumstances or the cause of death is quite clear. In some cases a post-mortem examination may be required to determine cause of death or if there are unusual circumstances the death will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
The Procurator Fiscal has a duty to investigate all sudden, suspicious, accidental, unexpected and unexplained deaths and any death occurring in circumstances that give rise to serious public concern.
If the deceased is reported to the Procurator Fiscal or has a post-mortem examination, the funeral service will be delayed until enquiries are complete, which can sometimes take anything between a few days or weeks, the funeral director will liaise directly with the relevant department and keep you informed on progress.
We will arrange an appointment for you to register the death.