About Us

    About Ian Brown Funeral Directors

    Ian Brown Senior took over W M Gray & Sons in 1958 when it was trading as a joiner and undertakers. Ian Brown Junior then joined the business which was rebranded as Ian Brown Funeral Directors in 1988.

    Ian Brown Funeral Directors provide funeral services within the community of Carstairs. We have a close, trusting relationship with many Carstairs families as well as those living in the wider Lanarkshire community including Biggar, Carluke, Leadhills. Rutherglen and Douglas.

    The team at our funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. 

    Here at Ian Brown Funeral Directors we also 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 any of our funeral homes, 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

    Ian Brown

    Consultant

    At aged 16, Ian joined the family business alongside his dad serving his time firstly as a joiner and then gradually following in his Dad’s Funeral Directing footsteps. Their Funeral business successfully expanded over many years through absolute dedication and hardwork.

    Ian has now been a funeral Director for 40 years, still continuing the family business.
    Ian is married to Linda and they have two adult children who also have their own careers. Ian is hugely involved within the local community and he is always caring and sensitive to the family’s needs.

    Shannon Maxwell-Doyle

    Funeral Director

    Shannon joined The Funeral Partners team in 2017 and took on the role of a Funeral Director alongside Ian Brown as the first female funeral director in Carstairs in February 2019.

    She has a genuine passion for helping others who are going through a difficult period in their lives. Shannon believes her role is a true privilege. She is a university graduate and has had many years experience of working with vulnerable people. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with family and friends.

    Joe Fletcher

    Funeral Director

    Joe has started with Ian Brown June 2020. He comes here with experience of being a Funeral Director and is looking forward to meeting with and supporting our community here in Carstairs.

    Linda Brown

    Funeral Administrator

    Linda has worked with Ian Brown Funeral Directors for over 15 years, ensuring everything in the office works efficiently.
    She always hopes that when families come to the office they are made to feel welcome and at ease during a difficult time in their lives.

    Linda is married to Ian who have a daughter Lisa and son Ian together.
    Linda is a leader in 1st Carstairs Girls Brigade and a member of the Carluke Listeners.

    Tom Duncan

    Funeral Service Operative

    David Howitt

    Funeral Service Operative

    James Stewart

    Funeral Service Operative

    William Carmichael

    Funeral Service Operative

    Our Values

    Pride

    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.

    Partnership

    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 01555 870 287 visit branch or arrange a home visit