Funeral Directors

We have over 100 HSS Registered Celebrants across Scotland all comprehensively trained, mentored and reviewed and all working towards agreed standards. As the largest and longest standing provider of humanist ceremonies in Scotland it is likely that you will already know your local HSS Registered Celebrants and be familiar with their ceremonies. For a full list of celebrants see here. We are the only provider to offer the HSS Ceremony Promise and HSS Associate Membership.

We know that everyone is busy and we all want to ensure that families receive the highest quality and most efficient service during such a difficult time. To help with this please see our below our quick suggestions to consider when booking a HSS Registered Celebrant:

  • find out if a humanist ceremony is right for the family
  • select the celebrant that will best suit the family or the family may wish to chose one via the Find Your Celebrant section of this site
  • call the celebrant you wish to use and check general availability before confirming the funeral date/time with the venue and family
  • if the celebrant is unavailable or you don’t have someone specific in mind contact us centrally on 0300 302 0680

After booking the ceremony:

  • confirm date/time/venue/fee & travel expenses with the celebrant
  • confirm date/time/venue/fee & travel expenses with the family

Send or call to:

  • share the family & deceased’s information with the celebrant
  • let the celebrant know if you will require an invoice or receipt
  • let the celebrant know who will be organising the ceremony music

Once the booking has been confirmed the following can be expected:

  • the celebrant will meet with the family & prepare a draft script for them
  • the family will have an opportunity to review the complete draft script and make changes or additions in advance of the ceremony
  • the celebrant will be at the venue at least 15 minutes before the ceremony
  • the celebrant will conduct the home visit and ceremony in line with our standards
  • the celebrant should be paid the agreed fee by bank transfer or cheque on the day of the ceremony
  • the family will also receive a presentation copy of the ceremony from the celebrant after the ceremony had been conducted.