The 130-year old funeral directors began as a side-line to a transport company in the 1890s and was one of many Lawson Brothers businesses in the 19th Century before becoming the family’s priority in the early 1960s.
John and David Lawson, the grandfather and father of business principal Alastair Lawson, decided to focus all their energy into the funeral business.
After many years operating independently, the company began considering the future of their business and, with no family members intending to take the reins, they approached Funeral Partners.
Alastair Lawson, said: “There had to be a point where we take a step back or retire from our business and, after meeting with Steven and the Funeral Partners team, there was only one clear choice; choosing to sell while it’s at peak performance and letting it prosper.
“Funeral Partners have the right ethics, and at no point during our discussions did we doubt their ability to preserve and enhance the reputation J and D Lawson has built over the many years.”
Tara Cameron, regional development director, Funeral Partners, said: “J and D Lawson is a well-established funeral home that has experienced continuous progression and innovation throughout its rich history, which we’re honoured to now be a part of at Funeral Partners.
“We look forward to working with Alastair and Alison to continue their family legacy and serve East Dunbartonshire under the trusted J and D Lawson name.”