Dorothy Maitland
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Baby ashes mother tells of distress

A mother whose baby's ashes were disposed of by Mortonhall Crematorium says the scandal has caused "so much distress to families".

Dorothy Maitland discovered, by chance, that her baby daughter's ashes had been disposed of, without her knowledge, 25 years earlier.

In an interview with BBC Scotland News Ms Maitland said: "Things have moved forward but why didn't someone think, 'no, we have to do this in a different way'.

"This has caused so much distress to families. Every baby's parents should get the ashes for their baby."

A report into the scandal by former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angiolini has concluded that many parents will be left uncertain about their child's final resting place.

  • 30 Apr 2014
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