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 staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.