We, at John Fraser & Son, do not charge extra for:
- Meeting with clients and families outwith normal office hours
- Collection and delivery of valuables and clothing locally
- Viewing of deceased
- Website and Facebook announcement of funeral details
- Livestreaming from our Inverness funeral home
- Creating and displaying PowerPoint photographs during services at our Inverness funeral home
- Recording of the funeral service from our Inverness funeral home
- Customized cortege routes on day of funeral
- Collection and delivery of ashes locally
- Grave marker for burial
Other factors to consider:
- Experience and longevity of staff
- Quality of reputation
- Standard of facilities
- Distinguished silver fleet
- Professional accreditation
Standardised Price List
All funeral directors are legally required to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services.
Attended Funeral (funeral director’s charges only)
This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.
Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements and offering you the choice of a meeting at either of our Funeral Homes in Inverness or Dingwall; your own home or online/ by telephone, with follow up meetings as required.
Conveyance of the deceased from the place of death into our care at either of our
Funeral Homes in Inverness or Dingwall.
Within 30 running miles of our funeral homes
Care of the deceased, prior to the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will rest at either of our Funeral Homes in Inverness or Dingwall.
Providing a suitable coffin – this will be made from a foil oak veneer effect.
Other options are available
Viewing of the deceased for family and friends, when requested.
By law a fee is shown, but we do not charge for viewing
At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased directly to the agreed cemetery or crematorium in our Mercedes E Class hearse or other appropriate vehicle.
Within 30 running miles of our funeral homes
This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself. Unattended funerals must be paid in full prior to the funeral date.
Funeral director’s fees only
Funeral director’s fees including the Highland Council cremation fee
Fees you must pay
The burial fee – (for an Attended or Unattended burial funeral).
This is the fee charged for digging and closing a new grave or re-opening and closing an existing grave.
For a new grave, you will also need to purchase the lair.
Purchase of Lair for one adult - £599.00
Purchase of Lair for two or three adults - £851.00
The cremation fee – (for an Attended cremation).
This is the typical cost of a cremation for residents in this local area.
(In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation.)
Please discuss any religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with us.
Additional Funeral Director Products and Services
This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:
Additional mileage (price per mile)
Additional transfer of deceased (e.g. to their own home or their place of worship etc)
Price per transfer
Collection and delivery of ashes (within 5 mile radius)
Celebrant / Humanist / Minister of religion etc.
Services supplied outside of normal office hours
We reserve the right to request a deposit prior to the funeral date being confirmed.
Repatriation of the deceased will be pre-paid in full at the Company’s discretion.
Direct burial or cremation requires payment in full prior to the funeral date being confirmed.
The funeral invoice will be issued 7-10 days after the funeral has taken place and is due within 21 days of invoice (unless otherwise by prior agreement).
If the invoice remains unpaid beyond the due date, we reserve the right to charge interest on the overdue payment at the rate of 4% per annum, above the base lending rate of The Bank of England. The interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount. We reserve the right to recover legal and debt collection fees should you breach these terms of payment.
Disclosure of interests
Victoria E. Fraser is the sole owner of this business, trading as John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
John Fraser & Son does not have any business or material financial interest in a price comparison website.
John Fraser & Son has not made any charitable contribution or payment of gratuity to a third party, nor has there been any material form of payment to a third party that does not relate to a cost incurred or a service provided by the third party on behalf of or to John Fraser & Son in the last 12 months.
Help with Funeral Costs
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for help towards the cost of a funeral from The Department of Work and Pensions. Information for those wishing to establish if they are eligible for a payment can be found in the booklet below.