At 68, Sandy Muirhead has finally found his dream job – driving a hearse.
Poorer families in Dundee have accumulated debts of more than £500,000 paying for funerals, a new report has revealed.
The debts of despair: Ministers reveal benefits boost to ease pressure as one in five Scots struggle to cover cost of a funeral
The death of a loved one leaves families devastated as they struggle to come to terms with crippling grief.
The most popular songs played at funerals have been revealed by the Co-op after research among its funeral directors, with no traditional hymns in the top 10 for the first time.
Increasing numbers of Scots are opting for a no-frills funeral due to the escalating costs of traditional send-offs.
WHEN June Leap set off for Germany to attend the funeral of a close friend, the last thing she needed was further upset.
FUNERAL poverty has reached an all-time high, as those who struggle to pay take on an average debt of almost £1,700, figures show.
THE average cost of a funeral in Scotland has continued to rise, with "huge disparities" persisting between different areas.
POP songs are becoming the most popular music played at funerals, with people actually drawing up their own playlists, new research reveals.
A KARAOKE-LOVING grandad decided to go out on a high when he organised a juke box coffin for his funeral.