Registering a Death
In Scotland a death may be registered:-
- In the Registration district in which the death took place.
- In the Registration district of the deceased's home address.
The death must be registered within eight days but it is desirable to have the death
registered as soon as possible. A death must be registered before cremation takes place.
A death is normally registered by a relative, executor or other legal representative or
any other person possessing the information needed for the registration.
Documents required by Registrar:
- Medical Certificate of cause of death.
- Deceased's Birth and Marriage Certificate (if available).
- NHS medical card (if available).
Registrar will issue:
- A Certificate of Registration of death (form 14) which is given to the Funeral Director.
- Extracts for Insurance Companies, Banks, Building Societies etc. (A charge is made per
- Form for Benefits Agency i.e., Pension and other Benefits Deceased may have been
Pre-Paid Funeral Plans
To purchase a pre-paid funeral plan, enquire what the plan provides and costs involved
prior to making a decision, contact Alasdair Rhind your local independent Funeral Director
who will arrange an appointment to discuss the type of plan he recommends suitable to your