The Scottish Government forecasts a 40% rise in the number of people able to get help with funeral costs when a new benefit payment is introduced this summer.
Perth and Kinross Council has defended the amount of money spent on paupers’ funerals in the last year.
Dundee funeral directors are being urged to get involved in a new scheme to alleviate funeral poverty in the city.
Britain’s £2 billion funeral market is facing a major investigation after the competition watchdog found prices have been soaring for “well over a decade”, putting vulnerable people at risk of exploitation.
A staffing crisis at Perth Crematorium left the facility without anyone qualified to carry out cremations, it has emerged.
Grieving families no longer have to pay burial and cremation fees for people who die before they reach the age of 21.
A former Dundee bus driver has set up Scotland's first biker funeral company, featuring a trike motorcycle hearse.
Perth Crematorium, which re-opened in February after major refurbishment work, will be forced to close again this summer.
The cost of school meals, parking your car, getting married and buried are all set to rise if Dundee City Council's budget is approved next week.
An extensive refurbishment is under way at Perth Crematorium, forcing it out of action for more than six months.