What to do after a death in Scotland

Practical booklet to give advice at a time of bereavement


Most people at some point in their lives find themselves responsible for making the arrangements after the death of a relative or friend. It is a difficult and worrying time, and this booklet tells you some of the things that have to be done.

It applies to Scotland only.

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The document can be downloaded from the website :-

Revised in 2016

Further copies of the publication are available by calling 0131 244 3581.


The Scottish Government
Civil Law & Legal System Division
Area 2W, St Andrew's House
Regent Road

Phone: 0131 244 3581

Last updated: July 1, 2020 4:35 pm

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