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Mortonhall memorial garden to move on-site

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May 29 2015

Mortonhall memorial garden to move on-site
A preferred design for a memorial garden commemorating babies cremated without their parents’ consent at Mortonhall Cremtorium has been chosen by families affected by the scandal.

This will see a circular walled garden and water feature built off an existing memorial walkway close to the main chapel and will include beech hedges, birch trees and a stone ball water feature.

Based on the concept of a ‘madala’ symbol the design seeks to represent the universe and as a symbol for having no end.

Edinburgh City Council chief executive Sue Bruce said: “This was a difficult process for everyone involved but it was important to hear the views of all affected parents and reflect their wishes.

“The walled water feature garden will provide a tranquil area for reflection.”

Work will start on the memorial next month for completion by November.

1 Comment

D to the R
#1 Posted by D to the R on 1 Jun 2015 at 13:17 PM
Good that the image presented represents the sensitivity of designer to the delicacy of the subject matter #cruderender

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