Public health funerals

When someone dies and there is no known next of kin, we have a responsibility under the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 to make arrangements for the remains to be buried or cremated. These are sometimes referred to as public health funerals. We have powers to recover the cost of the funeral from the estate of the deceased.

If you require further information or to discuss individual cases, then please contact Environmental Health

Help with funeral costs

If the deceased's family want to arrange the funeral but cannot afford to pay they should contact the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The DWP can pay a funeral payment to qualifying applicants, for example the partner, close relative or friend of the deceased, if they are on qualifying benefits or tax credits.

Public health funerals conducted by West Dunbartonshire Council

Updated every 2-3 months, last updated 28/10/2022

Public Health Funerals 2020
Surname Forename Address Date of death Date of birth Age at death Date of funeral Marital status Maiden name Estimated value of estate Date information passed to any relevant authority Cost of funeral
Anderson Edward 16 Red Fox Drive, Balloch 06/03/2020   58     N/A N/A Not recorded 600
Leckie Alistair 74 Drumry Road, Clydebank 28/03/2020   73     N/A N/A Not recorded 600
Smith Stephen 4C Burnside Street, Dumbarton 16/11/2020   58     N/A N/A Not recorded 600

 

Public Health Funerals 2021
Surname Forename Address Date of death Date of birth Age at death Date of funeral Marital status Maiden name Estimated value of estate Date information passed to any relevant authority Cost of funeral
McKell Henry Flat 10/2 Clyde Court, Dumbarton 12/01/2021   69     N/A N/A not recorded 600
Dunbar Douglas  1/2 65 Whitecrook Street, Clydebank 14/07/2021 23/09/1954 66 25/08/2021 Divorced N/A N/A not recorded 600
McArthur Elizabeth Clyde Court Care Home, Clydebank 11/09/2021 10/01/1945 75 06/10/2021 Widowed N/A N/A not recorded 750
Nicolson Stephen 6A Overtoun Court, Clydebank 02/11/2021 22/04/1966 55 13/12/2021 no details N/A N/A not recorded 750
Public Health Funerals 2022
Surname Forename Address Date of death Date of birth Age at death Date of funeral Marital status Maiden name Estimated value of estate Date information passed to any relevant authority Cost of funeral
Gaughan Brian  113 Thistlenuek, Clydebank  05/01/2022 15/04/1950 71 31/01/2022 no details  N/A N/A not recorded 750
McArthur  Michael HMP Dumfries, Dumfries 12/04/2022 05/07/1947 76 02/06/2022 no details  N/A N/A not recorded 1000