Payouts over ashes top £360k
Aberdeen council bosses have paid more than £360,000 in compensation over the baby ashes scandal at Hazlehead crematorium.
It saw baby and adult ashes mixed up and returned to relatives while parents of infants were told there were no ashes.
Aberdeen City Council said 140 claims totalling £361,000 had been settled, and 13 rejected.
A council spokeswoman said: “We have been committed to moving towards a settlement of claims for compensation.
“The compensation claims are being finalised between our legal services and the solicitors representing the people affected.
“The council has wholeheartedly apologised for the distress past practices at Aberdeen crematorium have caused. The commitment to the compensation process is part of a full and comprehensive response.”