Arranging a funeral

Ian Esslemont Funeral Services

Chapel Street


AB54 8BS


T: 01466 792874

Ian Esslemont Funeral Directors Ltd

(Formerly Esslemont & McLeay)

3 Mill Street


AB44 1RS


T: 01261 832467

Arranging a funeral

When you are ready to talk about what you want to do, we will come to your home or you can come to our funeral home if you prefer to have an arrangement interview.



These are your decisions. Tell us what you would like, and we will complete all the relevant paperwork and send you a draft Confirmation of Arrangements. This will outline what you’ve already decided, and what you’ve still to decide. We’ll also send you a draft Order of Service.


Remember that you can take your time to decide what you want. You can change the Confirmation of Arrangements and Order of Service as often as you want.


We will then liaise with all medical staff, clergy, officials, crematoria and cemeteries to co-ordinate the timings of the funeral. We will organise everything – from press notices to flowers, to organising taxis to take people home. You can hold the service in our special service rooms, which can take up to xx people in Huntly and up to xx people in Macduff. Just ask, and if it’s in our power to do it, we’ll do it.


Finally, we also have rooms that you can use if you want a private moment to say goodbye.