STEPS to prevent another baby ashes scandal include new laws, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Investigations began in Aberdeen after an audit found that up to 40 babies’ ashes may have been scattered in Hazlehead’s Garden of Remembrance without families being consulted.
The boss in charge of Aberdeen Crematorium, in Hazlehead, Derek Snow, was removed from his post last year as investigations into practices at Hazlehead continued.
Potential problems at Hazlehead were uncovered when a national investigation was launched after hundreds of babies’ remains were found to have been dumped at Mortonhall Crematorium in Edinburgh.
Setting out the SNP’s Programme for Government, Ms Sturgeon said the Burial and Cremation Bill, expected to be introduced next month, will tighten rules to ensure the scandal does not happen again.