A CUMNOCK funeral directors has revealed the songs most frequently requested at its services.

Fosters Family Funeral Directors has compiled a list of its top 10 funeral songs across Ayrshire, with Sinatra classic My Way topping the chart.

The list includes a mix of ballads, football anthems and ironic tributes from Eva Cassidy to Louis Armstrong:

My Way - Frank Sinatra

Angel - Sarah Mclachlan 

Highland Cathedral (Live) - Andre Rieu & His Johann

Strauss Orchestra Highland Cathedral - Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers

Caledonia - Dougie Maclean

Dancing in the Sky - Dani & Lizzy

Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy

Julie Steel of Fosters Family Funeral Directors in Cumnock, said: “Music has long been a key part of funeral services.

“Families often draw comfort from poignant songs, which were beloved by or are a fitting tribute to their loved ones.

And more and more, we’re seeing that people are making sure their families are aware of their final wishes when it comes to their funeral music.

“There are some definite trends among the songs requested here at Fosters, with classic ballads proving ever popular across the country. And in big sporting areas, we often have requests for songs associated with football clubs.

“Funerals are as much a celebration of a person’s life as they are an occasion to mark their passing, and it’s not uncommon for people to request more upbeat or even humorous tracks either.”

Cumnock Chronicle:

Fosters Family Funeral Directors opened its first parlour in Rutherglen in 2005, and has since grown its portfolio to 18 locations, including Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth.

A trusted, low-priced funeral provider in Scotland, Fosters seeks to offer an alternative to the costly funeral packages on the market, without compromising on the quality of service provides.

It attributes its success to date to its competitive pricing, with the lowest cost fully guaranteed funeral plans in Scotland, along with a free will and power of attorney service.

Visit www.fostersfuneraldirectors.com for more information.