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Edward McGough

Edward McGough Funeral Celebrant ScotlandThrough his many years of caring for others, Edward has always felt privileged to be able to tell people’s life stories, and tell them well.

He has a naturally caring nature and is able to handle end of life ceremonies with sensitivity and compassion, allowing families to genuinely celebrate the life of their loved one.

Edward qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1972, later training & working in many aspects of the field. For the final 20 years in the care profession he was “Live in “ Manager of a care Home for 26 Elderly People in Midlothian. Most of the Residents over the years were from a small community which meant word of mouth was vital in its inclusion in the Village. He was a rubbish businessman preferring people who needed care from within the village to those who could manage the fees, as a priority.

As an antidote to the lifting & handling of frail elderly people Edward took up Horse riding in 1985 & fairly soon fell off & broke a couple of bones in his back!  He then took up Carriage Driving, which seemed safer & soon shattered his kneecap. In the 15 years of Carriage driving he undertook many Gala days and Ceremonial events.

Other interests include live theatre, especially new writings & Musicals, having treaded the boards as an absolute & realistic amateur for a few years in the 70’s.

In the early 1980’s Edward was the first Development Officer for Crossroads Care Attendants’ Scheme which provided bespoke relief for the Carers of disabled & elderly people in their own homes.

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