What to do when someone dies
The steps you must take when someone dies – register a death, the procurator fiscal, funerals and bereavement support.
If someone dies outside Scotland
The steps you must take when someone dies outside Scotland or abroad – register a death, post-mortems, funerals and support.
Applying for confirmation when someone dies
How to apply for confirmation when someone dies.
Bereavement support and advice
Bereavement information and support services to help you cope with a death. Includes grief and bereavement counselling.
Benefits, money and your home after bereavement
Bereavement benefits, Funeral Payments and housing rights after a death.
Death registrations and certificates
Register a death, get copies of a death certificate, find a register office.
Funerals, burials and cremations
Funeral directors, burial plots, crematoriums, how to arrange a funeral, funeral costs.
Finding a will
How to find a will if someone dies.
Help after the death of a partner
What you need to do and what help you can get after the death of your husband, wife or partner.
If a death is reported to the procurator fiscal
Information about what happens when a death is reported to the procurator fiscal, including post mortems and fatal accident inquiries.
Dealing with Inheritance Tax, paying your Inheritance Tax bill and Business Relief for Inheritance Tax.
Find out about bona vacantia, ultimus haeres and treasure trove.
Planning for death
Make plans for when you die and plan your own funeral.