A funeral directors in Newton Mearns is revamping its offering to better reflect modern day requirements and changing attitudes to funerals.

Fosters Family Funeral Directors is putting a stronger emphasis on personalised funerals and is investing in new staff training to ensure its funerals reflect the “uniqueness of life”.

Martin Smith, Funeral Arranger at Fosters Family Funeral Directors in Newton Mearns, said: “While the format of many funerals tends to be similar – such as cars, a service, a celebrant – the finer details are so varied and it’s clear there is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all funeral package’.

“Families want a service that truly reflect the character of their loved one. It’s also our experience that funerals are no longer always the sombre, black-tie affairs they once were and the emphasis is shifting from mourning a loss to celebrating a life.

“Many people are choosing to inject more colour and personality into services, therefore we have rolled out a new programme of staff training to ensure our staff are at the ready to guide families through the process of organising a truly personalised send-off for their loved ones.”

Fosters caters for a range of needs, from people looking for a simple but personalised service, to those looking to go down a more modern route and capture the spirit and personality of their loved one with features such as colourful coffins, uplifting music and striking floral tributes.

There is also an increasing appetite for “green funerals” which provide options such as biodegradable coffins.

Martin continued: “Our wonderful, compassionate staff pride themselves in their attention to detail and helping families assess their options at a difficult time.

“We have always offered the chance to personalise services, however by rolling out our new staff training and putting the strongest possible emphasis on ensuring services reflect the uniqueness of the lives they celebrate, we hope to make it easier for families to navigate the choices available.”

For more information on personalising funerals call 0800 121 8090 or visit the website at www.fostersfuneraldirectors.com.