About Us

    About J & D Lawson Funeral Directors

    J & D Lawson Funeral Directors has been providing services within the local area for over 120 years.

    The firm was established and named after David Lawson in the late 1800’s and based at the Black Bull Stables in Kirkintilloch.

    At first, like most undertakers of the time, Funeral Directing was a side line, a service to a small community which worked alongside the carriage hire and public transport part of David Lawson’s business. A horse drawn hearse would have been tucked away in the corner of the stable and dusted down when required. Funerals were quite different then and the role of Funeral Directors has grown since those early days.

    In the late 1960’s, with the rapid expansion of Kirkintilloch towards its current size, the need for a more focused approach to the funeral needs of local families grew. Two Generations of the Lawson Family worked together, to create J. & D. Lawson.

    A brand new bespoke funeral home was built in the late 1970’s on the site we now occupy, at 9 Kilsyth Road, Kirkintilloch. These premises have allowed J & D Lawson to provide a dedicated, focussed approach to the funeral requirements of all local families and have been continually developed to keep pace with our clients growing needs and expectations.

    Here at J & D Lawson Funeral Directors we offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in our funeral home, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Mairi Roddy

    Funeral Administrator

    Mairi Roddy joined us in January 2021, Mairi comes from an experienced Funeral Directing background. She is our office based administrator and she will be your first point of contact on the telephone and when you visit our premises.

    Christina McCallum

    Funeral Administrator

    Christina McCallum joined the company in November 2020 bringing 4 years of funeral care experience with her, she is responsible for looking after our clients, assisting with orders of service and other funeral administration work.

    Lorne Henderson

    Funeral Director

    Lorne Henderson has been working with the firm since 2001 and prefers to work behind the scenes, although he is a capable Funeral Director in his own right, having passed his Diploma in Funeral Directing in 2006.

    Michael Waters

    Funeral Director

    Michael Waters has been with the firm for over 20 years. He passed his National Diploma in 2006 and has been arranging funerals since then. He is a very capable Funeral Director, with an amazing memory and great attention to detail. He passed the British Institute of Embalmers exam in 2005.

    Stephen McBride

    Senior Funeral Director

    His cool head keeps the logistics of running a busy Funeral Directors firm in check. Stephen is a very experienced Funeral Director, who passed his National Diploma in 1999. He is also a qualified Embalmer and a member of the British Institute.

    Alastair Lawson

    Business Principle

    Alastair is responsible for the standards we achieve in our work. He is also a full time Funeral Director, with more than 30 years of experience.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends. We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 0141 776 2242 visit branch or arrange a home visit