What to do when someone dies

Last updated: 25 January 2018

What to do after a death in Scotland is a Scottish Government booklet that gives practical advice about the legal steps you have to take after someone dies.

It includes information on:

  • registering a death
  • reporting a death with Tell Us Once
  • planning a funeral
  • if the death is reported to the procurator fiscal
  • financial help that you may be able to get
  • bereavement support organisations