a creative writing workshop organized by the scottish independent celebrants association
At a SICA creative writing workshop in Perth, May 2024

I am a member of, or have a listing on, the following organizations:

Scottish Independent Celebrants’ Association (SICA)
SICA is a forward thinking association of professional, independent Scottish celebrants. At our AGM in 2023 I was elected Chair of the Association. We have a lively programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions and peer reviews to help ensure that the highest standards of celebrancy are maintained in Scotland

Good, Life, Good Death, Good Grief
Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief brings together people and organisations that are interested in improving people’s experiences of death, dying and bereavement in Scotland.

The Good Funeral Guild
The Good Funeral Guild is a not for profit social enterprise dedicated to supporting, empowering and representing the interests of dying and bereaved people in the UK. It is a collective of like-minded people working to change funerals for the better.

The Natural Death Centre
The Natural Death Centre is a social, entrepreneurial, educational charity that gives free, impartial advice on all aspects of dying, bereavement and consumer rights. The NDC gives support on family-organised and environmentally friendly funerals, and runs the Association of Natural Burial Grounds. Although green in outlook, it promotes choice and education in all aspects of funerals.

University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Group
Since completing my masters degree at Glasgow University, I have been a member of the End of Life Studies Group and I am an occasional contributor to their blog.

Pushing up the Daisies
The aim of the Scottish group, Pushing up the Daisies is to provide information and support to those who want to consider how the time immediately after death can encourage well-being. They especially seek to support anyone who instinctively wants to keep the body of their loved one at home (or bring them back home) after their death.

National Home Funeral Alliance
The NHFA gives advice and support on how to hold a funeral or a vigil at home. It is a mainly north American organization with the majority of its members living in the USA but this is an area that interests me and it is very helpful to have perspectives on all sorts of natural, green, home and alternative funerals from different countries.

A directory of funeral celebrants throughout the UK.

Funeral Celebrant Accord
The Funeral Celebrant Accord defined by he Funeral Celebrancy Council sets out the attributes and skills required of an excellent funeral celebrant and is intended to set the standards by which all celebrants offering funeral services should be measured

I am not a big fan of FaceBook but the above is a link to my page.

Ditto with LinkedIn.

Ditto with Instagram.

I do sometimes create small videos – mostly to embed in entries on my blog “The Celebrant’s Way”.

I do sometimes create small videos – mostly to embed in entries on my blog “The Celebrant’s Way” (I like the quality better in Vimeo than YouTube).