Newspaper notices

Newspaper notices

Once the funeral has been arranged, it is common to place a notice in the local paper to let friends and family know of the funeral arrangements. The information within the notice can be as simple or detailed as you want it to be. All of the local newspapers use similar formats for their notices.

Your William Purves Funeral Director is there to help you write exactly the notice you want to place.

Normally a notice for the Edinburgh Evening News or Scotsman would be of the following structure. Notices for other local and national papers may differ slightly, but will usually be of the same basic format.


Peacefully on the 28th February 2004 at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, John, beloved husband of Jean, much loved father of Jim and Jen, and loving uncle to all the family.

Service at Mortonhall Crematorium Pentland Chapel on the 7th March at 11.10 am to which all friends are invited. Family flowers only please, but donations may be sent to Cancer Research UK.

Please note: This notice is fictional and does not in any way represent a person who has died.

Other information may be added to the funeral notice, and there is no need to include all the above information. The Funeral Director who arranges the funeral will be able to assist in the writing of the notice.

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