The Ceremony and who can hold it

Where can a funeral service be held?

The short answer is anywhere! You are free to have a funeral ceremony indoors or outdoors, at home, on the beach, in the woods, in a hall, in a hotel, in a church, chapel or other house of worship – wherever feels fitting.

The places you could have a ceremony which are closest to Wilkies Wood are:

The Shelter at Wilkies Wood Green Burial Ground. This is an outdoor space which has a covering but is open-sided. It is possible to request a fire in the fire pit or a fire in the shelter in a fire bowl. There are composting toilets and a canvas tent for putting out the refreshments.

The Sunshine Room in the Ecovillage Park, Findhorn. Bookings can be requested by emailing: [email protected]. This venue has a large room, tables and chairs. A fully equipped kitchen and toilets.


The Church of your choice. There are several churches in Findhorn, Kinloss and Forres.

A Funeral Directors Funeral Home. You are welcome to ask the Funeral Coordinator for support and information.

Who can hold the funeral or memorial ceremony?

There are no restrictions about who can hold the funeral ceremony – you can have the Minister or Celebrant of your choice, or a friend or family member. There are several Interfaith Ministers in the Local area who have been trained to create and hold a very personal ceremony and there are also Humanist Celebrants in Elgin and Inverness. There are several Christian Ministers in the Findhorn, Kinloss and Forres area – they are listed in the local telephone directory under Churches and other Places of Worship.

Funeral Directors

There are several Funeral Directors in the local area – you will find a full listing in the local telephone directory or Yellow Pages. Each Funeral Director has his or her own way of working and some offer greater flexibility than others – check with them to see what they can offer you.

Finding an alternative or specialist Funeral Director

Some funeral directors offer complete flexibility and will support you to have only and exactly what you want. They will guide you and offer ideas along the way.

Findhorn Hinterland Trust, Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC045806
228 Pineridge, Findhorn, Forres, Moray IV36 3TB