As it happened: Mortonhall baby ashes scandal report

Key points

  • Former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angiolini spent more than a year investigating the practices of staff at Mortonhall crematorium in Edinburgh
  • It emerged in December 2012 that crematorium staff had buried baby ashes in secret despite telling parents no remains had been recovered
  • Dame Elish's 600-page report examines why staff buried remains of dead babies without the knowledge of parents

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  • Marianne Taylor 
  • Steven Brocklehurst 

Last updated 30 April 2014

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