A public talk by Eddie Small of the University of Dundee
Thursday 12 March 2020
18:00 – 20:00
Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, Dundee DD1 5EN

The history of the Scottish funeral is like no other. Prepare to be surprised as Eddie Small guides us round the key events and persons.

The funeral world is changing fast with people seeking more personalized ceremonies for their loved ones and even planning ahead for their own funeral. 

But how did we do things in the past? To give us some answers, Eddie Small presents his acclaimed talk on the history of the Scottish Funeral followed by questions and discussion.

Entry is by ticket only …. but they are free! To obtain your ticket, click here.

If you’re interested in the talk but can’t make it on that date, contact me directly because we may organize future events, possibly in Perth and St Andrews.

Eddie Small, University of Dundee


Eddie Small is an author and historian, and a tutor at the University of Dundee. He has presented this talk on the Scottish Funeral to cross-party groups of MSPs at Holyrood, and to a sell-out audience at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as at many other places across Scotland. His book, In Memoriam, on body donation, won the Stephen Fry award and prompted a sell-out conference at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Michael Hannah, Feb 2020

History of the Scottish Funeral

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