Our years of service will
serve you well

When you place your trust in David Hardie you can expect the highest standards of professionalism, compassionate care and a truly distinct service. Whatever you need, whatever your plans, lean on our experience.

David Hardie & Son has been an established Galashiels based funeral director for many years, serving the local community and earning its trust. In 1960, David Hardie started trading from Douglas Place, Galashiels, providing joinery and cabinet-making services including the manufacture of coffins for customers as part of his service. Like many joiners during the early 20th Century, this provision gradually extended to arranging the whole funeral.
Over time David invests in new facilities and moves to customised premises at High Buckholmside. Over a decade later, he is joined by his son, also David, and the company is rebranded to reflect this. Business continues to grow steadily and in 2004, David (jnr) sought out another family business with ethics and experience to take on the legacy of his own. William Purves, with its five generations and reputation for premier funeral services was a natural fit.
In 2009, David Hardie & Son moved to the old Ladhope Church Hall, transforming it into a beautifully refurbished funeral home including a chapel for up to 80 people.
Today our values of compassion, dedication, integrity and respect are at the heart of David Hardie & Son as the locally based team continue providing first class support to bereaved families in Galashiels and the surrounding area.

William Purves history

 

Putting your family first

As the final ritual of life, a funeral is our way of saying goodbye, honouring a life lived and a life loved. Funerals play an important role in our grieving process and often we can feel a huge responsibility to get it right. Which is why we start with the view that every funeral is unique and every funeral is special. In years to come we want you to look back without regret and take comfort from the way you laid your loved one to rest. We have been guiding and supporting families through bereavement for many generations. Let our family help your family by sharing with you the wealth of understanding and experience we have gathered over the years.

Our team

As independent funeral directors we serve bereaved families in our local community.

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Explore our blog and news section for advice, resources and the latest news affecting funerals.

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Inside the Undertakers – come on in

The BBC’s documentary “Inside the Undertakers” with Stacey Dooley last Autumn was the latest behind-the-scenes programme to explore the funeral sector.  Early on, Dooley confesses her fears surrounding death and sets out to confront the many myths and taboos...

Why you can trust us to care

Every funeral is different.  And that truth also applies to funeral directors. We promise to support you, and your loved ones, in arranging a funeral that’s just right and here's why.   Compassion Our staff choose to do this job because we care deeply about families....

Leaving a (responsible) lasting legacy

Typically, memorial stones are found in UK cemeteries, church graveyards or sites of historic significance as they mark the spot where people have been buried. However, with cremations now representing over 70% of the UK’s funerals, memorials are increasingly...