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Burial & Cremation, Anatomy and Death Certification Team
Scottish Government
St Andrew's House (3EN)
Regent Road


National Cremation Investigation

Infant Cremations: National Investigation

On June 17, 2014, the Minister for Public Health announced in the Scottish Parliament the establishment of a National Investigation into infant cremations in Scotland. Dame Elish Angiolini's Mortonhall Investigation Report, published by the City of Edinburgh Council on April 30, 2014, provided specific answers to affected families in the Edinburgh area, as well as some wider recommendations. Lord Bonomy's Infant Cremation Commission Report, published by the Scottish Government on June 17, 2014, then provided national recommendations for future improvements. Scottish Ministers acknowledge, however, that families from some other areas of Scotland are still seeking answers.

This National Investigation, led by former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, has now submitted a report to Ministers and a formal response, accepting in full the recommendations made in the the report, has been produced by Scottish Government.