As you may have seen there has been a lot of press coverage on Mortonhall. Just in case the families in Glasgow and the west have concerns, we thought it best to put some information here.
This is a statement from them:
The following is a statement following media reports today about
historic practices at Mortonhall Crematorium.
Councillor Lesley Hinds, Environment convener, said: "I want to offer
my deepest apologies to all those families who have been affected by
this dreadful and completely unacceptable situation.
"As soon as I became aware of this heartbreaking matter I met with
Sands to express my sincere regret and reassure them I will do
everything in my power to find out how this happened.
"It is reassuring that this practice no longer occurs, although nothing
can ever fully make up for the hurt families may have suffered as a
result of this unacceptable situation.
"We now need to establish exactly what has gone on previously and how
it was allowed to happen. We are already discussing with Sands some
form of memorial as a mark of respect."
Since May 2011 Mortonhall Crematorium has offered families the ashes of
their babies. The previous practice of not offering ashes and burying
them in the Garden of Remembrance has only just come to light following
discussions with Sands.
All the ashes will have been placed in the Garden of Remembrance.
If any of our parents or families have any concerns please contact
ourselves and we can deal with each case, as quickly as possible.