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Memorial garden plan for Aberdeen baby ashes families

Hazlehead Crematorium

A memorial garden has emerged as the favoured option of families affected by the baby ashes scandal at Aberdeen's Hazlehead Crematorium.

Baby and adult ashes were mixed together at Hazlehead and given back to relatives of the adult.

The parents of the infants were told there were no ashes.

A working group established to devise plans for a memorial for those affected has agreed that a memorial garden at Hazlehead Park should be created.

It would contain a statue and seating, with planting designed to add colour and attract birds and butterflies.

More detailed plans will now be drawn up.

Aberdeen City Council is processing more than 200 claims for compensation relating to the baby ashes scandal.

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

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