Scotmid Co-operative’s profits rose last year despite a tough trading environment and rising cost pressures.
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.
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.
An “ecologically sound” alternative to cremation has been proposed at a Tayside farm.