The home, based at 172 High Street, is staffed by an experienced team led by Ian Thomson and exemplifies the Co-op’s commitment to local communities.
Mr Beattie commented: ‘I was delighted to attend the official opening of the new funeral home. Co-op Funeralcare has tremendous experience in providing empathy to people at some of the most difficult times of their lives.
‘I’m sure that residents of Dalkeith and beyond will take comfort in knowing the funeral home is there for them.
‘I look forward to visiting the home again, though ideally still in professional capacity!’