What to do when someone dies

Last updated: 14 February 2019

Visit the Scottish Government website to find out what to do after a death in Scotland.

You'll find practical advice about the legal steps you have to take after someone dies, including:

  • registering a death
  • planning a funeral
  • if the death is reported to the procurator fiscal
  • financial help that you may be able to get
  • bereavement support organisations
Find the latest information about benefits and help with money after someone dies.