Ian Brown Funeral Directors

We are a long established Funeral Home in Carstairs, Lanark. We consider it an honour to serve the families of our community and take the responsibility very seriously.

Ian Brown Funeral Directors has a private chapel of rest, service venue and free parking.

Our Funeral Plans

Unattended Cremation Plan

A simple, dignified and low-cost cremation without the formalities of a funeral, with no service at the crematorium.


Choice Essentials Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services

From £2,650

Choice Plus Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services plus embalming and a chauffeured limousine for up to six passengers

From £2,925

*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on 255 branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Feb 2024) and includes our lowest priced coffin. Funeral prices vary and may go up or down in the future.

Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services are not included in the Choice Essentials and Choice Plus Plans. Certain Third Party Fees (burial or cremation fees and doctor’s fees, if required) must be paid in order for the funeral to take place, in addition to the funeral plan cost.

With a Choice Funeral Plan

Our Funeral Plan enables you to prepay for certain elements of your funeral in advance and fix the cost of Funeral Director Services, protecting you from the risk of these rising.

  • The Funeral Director Services are included
  • For Choice Essential and Choice Plus Plans you have the option to make Voluntary Contributions towards Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services
  • You will not require a medical assessment
  • You are able to record your wishes to help your family make decisions when the time comes

Choose a Branch to buy your Funeral Plan


81, Lanark Road, Lanark, Scotland, ML11 8QR, United Kingdom.

41 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 41 reviews View on Google Maps

Liz Harrower

3 months ago

Gavin and his colleagues were excellent, everything was explained clearly and all went according to plan. We were shown compassion and were given great support. The family are grateful to everyone involved. Many thanks

Yvonne Calder

4 months ago

June, Gavin and Ann were all very helpful anytime we spoke. I felt very comfortable asking questions and nothing was too much bother.

bill nicol

10 months ago

I could not commend Ian Brown Funeral Directors enough. From start to finish - totally professional. They dealt with my dads funeral arrangements, for my mum, when I was on business in Riga 17 years ago. On that basis, mum specified the same. Fraser, Anne and Pauline, drivers (Davie , sorry forgot other) dealt with mums funeral arrangements with dignity. From the start Fraser made my sis and I comfortable and took away any stress. From that point on we were taken through the whole process in a sensitive and professional way. I could not praise these guys enough. If you are looking for a professional, trust worthy set people to deal with matters at a sensitive time, look no further. Thanks again guys. Xx


2 months ago

Cannot recommend this place enough. Have used them several times over the years since my grandparents. Lovely staff, professional service and excellent value.


a year ago

June at Ian Brown Funeral Directors was very helpful in ensuring that all my Great Aunts funeral wishes were carried out. She was very compassionate and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for her to arrange. On the day of the funeral she was very kind to us, making sure that we were ok and happy with everything. She's a credit to Ian Brown Funeral Directors.