Scotland’s first inspector of crematoria appointed in response to baby ashes scandal

March 31, 2015   //   No Comments

A former policeman, Robert Swanson, will take up the new post which includes annual crematoria inspections.

Mr Swanson was appointed by the Scottish Government in the latest step towards implementing the recommendations of Lord Bonomy’s Infant Cremation Commission.¬† The commission was established to look at infant cremation in Scotland after it emerged that Edinburgh’s Mortonhall Crematorium had secretly buried the ashes of babies for decades without the knowledge of their families.

The Government accepted Lord Bonomy’s 64 recommendations, which included establishing the post of an independent inspector.¬† The full story may be read on the Herald Scotland website.