A Freedom of Information investigation has revealed the way crematoriums deal with the ashes of babies. 

The BBC report:

A BBC Scotland investigation has found inconsistencies in the way crematoriums deal with the ashes of babies.

Just months after it was revealed baby ashes had been secretly buried in Edinburgh, the BBC found evidence that whether parents receive ashes depends almost entirely on where they live.

Ashes were not returned in any of Aberdeen’s baby cremations since 2008, while in Inverness 100% were returned.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.