New office for funeral firm

William Purves, Edinburgh’s oldest funeral directors, has opened an office in Craigmillar – the first funeral directors to open in the area.

A formal opening and Dedication Service for the office will be held on August 30, attended by representatives from many local churches and community groups.

The Craigmillar office is run by Marie McCubbin, a well known figure in the area who has worked with William Purves for the past year.

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“I live in Craigmillar and I love this area, so it’s great to bring a family business like William Purves here,” she said.

“People in Craigmillar are very interested in what we’re doing. We’ve been open for five weeks now and we have a lot of people just dropping in, to talk about pre-planning, and about saving for funerals.”