Welcome to our news page! Here you will find the latest updates on our activities and insights into the days after someone dies. Stay informed and engaged with our informative and thought-provoking content.


Time to Go Home

A daisy on a train! Not something you see everyday! This is a symbol of our fantastic week where we travelled around Scotland on our Demystifying Death Tour. We met lots of amazing people and got to talk about new book, Slow Down When Someone Dies written by Kate Clark and Lin Carruthers. It’s been

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Winner of Inspiring Community Award

Wow – we have won the Inspiring Community Award in the Demystifying Death Awards from the GoodLifeGoodDeathGoodGrief Alliance at the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care. What an accolade. We are thrilled. A big thank you. We were also shortlisted in the “Promoting Planning” category, so it’s been quite a week. Huge congratulations to NHS Greater

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demystifying death tour coming up

For Demystifying Death Week this year Pushing Up The Daisies is arranging a “demystifying death tour” around Scotland. Charity trustees Lin Carruthers and Kate Clark will be available to talk about their new book – Slow Down When Someone Dies and sell signed copies. Kate and Lin will also host discussions around the options people have when

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Our Daisy Chain in running for award

The Pushing Up The Daisies ‘Daisy Chain’ is in the running for an award. It has been shortlisted for a Demystifying Death Award in the Promoting Planning category. The charity’s Daisy Chain is the first voluntary network in Scotland with trained volunteers able to give advice and guidance to people in their local communities about

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NEW BOOK – Slow Down When Someone Dies

A new self-help guide on what to do when someone dies has been released with the aim of informing people on their practical and legal rights immediately after someone’s death. Featuring information such as the practicalities of moving a deceased loved one in a vehicle to cooling a body should you wish to have it

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Slow Down When Someone Dies

by Lin Carruthers and Kate Clark

Do the lights go out when someone dies? Are you in the dark about what to do when a person takes their last breath? This life-affirming guide encourages and enables you to explore the options for everyone involved.

It is currently available in paperback and eBook format. It is also available as a pdf by donation from

We are working on making it available in local bookshops in June 2023.

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This module explores an approach to preparing for your Daisy Days which takes account of yourself and also those central to your life. It covers who can legally make arrangements for you, how to begin, the influences on decisions, explorative conversations, and gives step-by-step guidance to write your “After My Last Breath” letter.

You will receive a link to:

  • watch the module video (approx 30 mins)
  • download the video transcript
  • download an illuminating exercise
  • access other useful resources.

The “Buy Module” button below takes you to PayPal, where you can pay via your PayPal account or use a credit/debit card as a guest. Once you have paid, click on the “Return to Seller” button at the bottom of the page and you will be taken directly to the Module webpage.

To be able to access the materials in the future, you need to store the Module webpage address. Your PayPal receipt gives this address in the Description field. Once on the Module webpage you can give your email address to receive the webpage address by email too.

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