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05/12/2012 18:38
I've just watched Scotland Today's report on the burial of baby's ashes without the knowledge or approval of parents at Mortonhall Crematorium in Edinburgh over the last 45 years.

My daughter was born and died nearly 20 years ago.  I decided to have her cremated and was told that with a baby there were no ashes (as was the bereaved Mother in the television interview). I am now totally terrified in case my daughter's ashes were buried anonymously and without a marker. Was this common practice? Does anyone else have any information?
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10/01/2013 16:42
hi lesley,my two sons died one in 1990 and the other in 1995,i had them both cremated at craigton crematorium glasgow and was also told on both occasions that there were no ashes to collect.i am extremely upset by the story about mortonhall and i now hear that this has not been an isolated incident but could possibly have been common practice,this has made me so angry,i intend to make a complaint to glasgow city council as i know we deserve answers and we will never be given the chance now to bury our childrens remains as we intended. :(
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10/01/2013 18:49
Hi Lesley, this happened to me with my son 22 years ago in the Rottenrow in Glasgow, they even told me he would go into the garden of rememberance in the hospital.  I called a couple of years after that to find out where it was as i wanted to visit and told it didn't exist.  I'm heartbroken to think i abandoned my son, thinking they knew best.
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The Glasgow Sands organisation produces support leaflets, these are normally provided to bereaved parents during their stay in hospital and can also be collected from our Support Meetings. 

Health Professionals can request these leaflets and we will issue you free of charge copies as required - Please click to view leaflets and how to order 

Glasgow Sands donate quarterly to the National Organisation who are working to promote research and improvements in practice which could save babies' lives.

This section contains first hand experiences written by parents and their relatives about the death of their baby, plus a selection of poems and memorials. Please click on the links to read more.

Parents Experiences Relatives Experiences Poems/Memorials

Fundraising with Glasgow SANDS

Glasgow Sands is a charity that receives no goverment funding, all financial support comes from fundraisers and their wonderful efforts.  Losing a baby not only affects the immediate family but friends and the extended family too. Find out how you can help...


Add a Memorial Page
Add a Memorial Page
Within the Chapel of Rest at each of the maternity hospitals across the city, and at Wishaw, Glasgow Sands befrienders work with the staff to maintain memorial books.  These leather bound books are available for all to read. For the Southern General you will need to request to view them at the maternity Hospital.

Should you wish to add a page you can - click here to find out how


We are so sorry that your baby has died.


Memory BoxIt may feel very hard to take in the reality of what has happened and to have any thoughts of what to do next. However, many parents have told us how important the memories of the short time they have with their baby are and that they have found it comforting to have reminders that they can look at and hold.

This ‘Always Loved, Never Forgotten’ memory box is given by Glasgow Sands as a way to create some memories which you can cherish.


Should you wish to request a Memory Box you can - click here to find out how