Funeral firm put fizz into funeral with Irn Bru coffin


DIE hard fans of Scotland’s favourite soft drink have the chance to take it with them to the afterlife – in an Irn Bru coffin.

An Edinburgh undertaker has made a casket in bright orange and decorated with bubbles and the brand’s famous logo.

The coffin, which has been placed clearly on display to the public, is available to buy for £280.

Go As You Please specialise in creating personalised caskets

Go As You Please have already turned heads – and received some criticism – with their unconvential range of coffins.

But the Irn Bru casket caused an immediate sensation after it was displayed at their premises in the Willowbrae area of the city last night.

Chelsea Brown posted an image of the coffin on Twitter last night writing: “Walked past a funeral parlour earlier and seen this.” alongside laughing emojis.

She added: “Can u imagine rocking up to your funeral in one of these?”

The post has since been retweeted hundreds of times and attracted dozens of comments.

The premises are at the busy Jock’s Lodge junction in Edinburgh

Brett Mason wrote: “That’s mine, check my will.”

Natalie Mason said: “Hahahaha shock.”

Another Bru fan commented: “Eh well that’s my funeral planned.”

Boss Jason Ridley today said: “We got that one in last night and it’s just an example of what we can make.

“The lining is just the traditional one at the moment but we can have them lined whichever way the customer likes.

“The reason behind the Irn Bru theme was because it’s so popular here in Scotland so we want to show how we cater for everyone.

“We make whisky themed ones – so why not Irn Bru.”

Go As You Please, founded 16 years ago, typically charge £300-£400 for their coffins.

They own seven branches across the UK with the Edinburgh branch being their only one in Scotland.

Irn Bru is produced in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire by A.G. Barr and is one of Scotland’s most popular drinks.

It has been deemed the ultimate hangover cure in the past.

Hilarious adverts and campaigns have kept it the number one selling soft drink in Scotland.

The fizzy drink hit headlines last month when it was revealed Barr were changing the formula by reducing the sugar content in response to sugar tax.

Furious fans launched the ‘Save Real Irn-Bru’ campaign to stop or reverse the change.

Since being introduced last month many customers have struggled to tell the difference between the old version and the new healthier formula.