Mortonhall ashes scandal: Parents to take on MSPs

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Bereaved parents fighting for a public inquiry into the baby ashes scandal will today take pictures of their deceased children to the Scottish Parliament in a bid to provoke ministers into taking action.

Representatives from Mortonhall Ashes Action Committee will join other groups to make their case.

MSPs have been asked to attend a meeting in the Scottish Parliament being hosted by Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont MSP. They will meet with the Glasgow Answers for Ashes Parents (GAAP) campaign group and parents from across central Scotland.

An Edinburgh-only inquiry led by former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angiolin is already under way, led by former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angiolin.

Patrick McGuire, a partner in Thompsons Solicitors, representing a number of the parents, said the situation was “ludicrous”.

He said: “For parents to feel they have no choice but to relive this pain by showing pictures is something which should come as a huge embarrassment to ministers.”