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Good Death Week Events

Events are taking place across Scotland for Good Death Week, 13 - 19 May. These are the ones we know about. If you know of others or you're organising something yourself, let us know and we can promote it.

Good Death Week is all about creating opportunities for people to think, talk and plan ahead for death, dying and bereavement.

Guided Tours of Falkirk Crematorium

Sun 12 May & Sun 19 May 2019, 10am onwards
Falkirk Crematorium, FK2 7YJ

See behind the scenes at Falkirk Crematorium as a guest of Falkirk Council Bereavement Services.

Several local organisations will be in attendance to share information and answer questions on many aspects of death and dying.

  • NHS Bereavement Services including a Consultant in Palliative Care
  • Strathcarron Hospice
  • SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)
  • Falkirk Council Registrar’s Office
  • Falkirk Council Advice And Support Hub
  • Central Scotland Regional Equality Council – Sunday 19th only
  • Caledonia Cremation (Scotland’s only not-for-profit funeral directors – Sunday 19th only)
  • End of Life Doula UK (EOLDUK)
  • Pushing Up The Daisies

Please note, you are welcome to drop in and chat to the stall holders (no booking required) but you will need an Eventbrite tickets for all the tours, talks and events. Tours lasting 45 minutes take place at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2.15pm & 3.15pm each day.


You can also book tickets for these additional events on Sun 19 May.

11am - Death Cafe
1pm - Holding Space (a short film by Rebecca Kenyon)
2pm - Plan Your Own Funeral with Stephanie Hutchinson from Caledonia Cremation

Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice events

Mon 13 May, 12pm - 2.30pm
Govanhill Health Centre

Mon 13 May, 3pm - 5pm
Govanhill Housing Association

Thu 16 May, 10am - 12pm
Barrhead Health and Care Centre

Thu 16 May, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Eastwood Health and Care Centre

Staff from the hospice will be out in the local community providing resources and answering questions about how to have a good death.

Dumfries & Galloway Drop-In Sessions

Mon 13 May 2019, 12.15pm - 2.15pm
Tue 14 May 2019, 11.45am - 12.45pm
Wed 15 May 2019, 9.45am - 10.45am
Thu 16 May 2019, 3.15pm - 4.45pm
Fri 17 May 2019, 11.15am - 12.45pm
Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, Cargenbridge

The Dumfries and Galloway palliative care team, Alexandra Unit staff and colleagues are running daily drop in sessions in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

This is a chance for an informal chat and a cup of tea or coffee to talk about all things related to death, dying, bereavement and Anticipatory Care Planning.

Staff and public are welcome.

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