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Memorial for baby ashes families in Aberdeen

Hazlehead crematoria

A memorial service has taken place for families affected by the baby ashes scandal in Aberdeen.

BBC Scotland revealed in 2013 that no ashes had been offered to the families of infants cremated at Hazlehead over a five-year period.

Baby and adult ashes were mixed together and given back to relatives of the adult, while the parents of infants were told there were no ashes.

The non-denominational event was held at the city's Mither Kirk from 15:00.

The Aberdeen situation followed similar revelations about Mortonhall crematorium in Edinburgh, which had been secretly burying baby ashes for decades.

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