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Find funeral directors in Ayr, Scotland

If you reside in Ayr and are in the process of arranging a funeral, this page can assist you. We’ve listed various independent, family funeral directors in Ayr, as well as names like Co-op that operate throughout Scotland. Our catchment area includes all suburbs of Ayr, including Heathfield, Doonfoot and Belmont. And if you can’t find the right Ayr funeral director, you can browse options in areas nearby like Prestwick and Maybole.

Plan a funeral in Ayr

Ayr is home to one crematorium and one active cemetery, both of which are run by the local council. For further options, there is a privately-run crematorium near Dreghorn and several council-managed burial grounds in Prestwick. One of these has a natural burial area. There’s also a privately managed green burial site (Craufurdland Woods) around 16 miles to the northeast.

If you want to use a religious funeral venue, you can choose from a wide selection of Christian churches. You won’t find any gurdwaras, synagogues or mosques in Ayr.

Why compare Ayr funeral homes?

Comparing local funeral parlours is useful because it gives you an idea of what they charge and what services they offer. If you want to work out the typical cost of a funeral in Ayr, you could look at several listings and note down their prices. Remember that some funeral homes in Ayr offer specialist services, too. Whether you’re considering a Humanist, biker, or faith funeral, comparing options could lead you to a funeral director with the right experience needed.

Find an Ayr crematorium

There’s one crematorium in Ayr. It’s operated by South Ayrshire Council.

Masonhill Crematorium is on the east side of Ayr. You’ll find it south of the river, not too far from Ayr Cemetery.

Would you prefer to use a privately managed crematorium? There’s one option to the north, just outside of Dreghorn.

This crematorium is set within the Ayrshire countryside and has several landscaped gardens of remembrance.

Find a cemetery or burial ground in Ayr

There are at least 25 cemeteries in Ayr and Prestwick. However, most of them have no more ground burial space left.

These options are close to Ayr and remain open for new burials:

  • Annbank Cemetery, Mossblown
  • Ayr Cemetery, Holmston Road
  • Coylton New Cemetery
  • Monkton and Prestwick New Cemetery – has a woodland burial area

South Ayrshire Council manages all of these burial grounds. Their website has more details.

Find venues for funeral teas in Ayr

Are you planning a wake (funeral tea) after the funeral? Here’s a list of potential funeral wake venues in Ayr. You could also ask at a local hotel, cafe or social club – or even hold the funeral tea at home.

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We recommend taking some time to look into the different cemeteries and crematoriums listed above before you make your choice. You can find more information through their websites or by reading independent reviews. This will help you to find the best option to meet your needs.