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The First Minister, the Right Honourable Alex Salmond will tomorrow (Thursday) meet with parents who have been affected by the baby ashes scandal.

A group of parents from across Scotland who were denied the ashes of their deceased babies from crematoria will meet the First Minister to make their case for a public inquiry. The First Minister has agreed to hear first hand in a private meeting the experiences of parents who recently found out that their children’s ashes were scattered or discarded without their knowledge.

Linsay Bonar is among the parents who were told there would be no ashes following her son’s cremation who died in 2006 at just 33 hours old. She said: “We are extremely encouraged that the First Minister has agreed to meet us and hear first hand what parents like me have had to endure. The past few months have caused complete devastation for so many parents who trusted that our precious babies would be looked after in the days and weeks following their premature deaths. The revelation that this wasn’t the case has caused fresh grief and anger and now we are asking for answers.

“We are grateful to the First Minister for making time is his demanding schedule to meet with us and we are hopeful that the meeting will be fruitful.”

The meeting will take place at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 27th June.

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