BBC: Senior official Mark Turley resigns from Edinburgh City Council

news_markturley+03.07.2014 Announcement Date: 3rd July 2014

A senior official at the helm of a council department involved in the Mortonhall baby ashes scandal has resigned.

Mark Turley, Edinburgh City Council’s director of services for communities, had been suspended on full pay.

His department governed Mortonhall Crematorium which was condemned for burying baby ashes in secret.

He was also involved in the statutory repairs scandal at the council, leading the internal investigation into both the property conservation and property care departments.

A report into the scandal found “serious and wide-ranging management failure” allowed it to become £30m in debt. Eleven people were sacked and six suspended.

Council chief executive Sue Bruce confirmed the investigation into Mr Turley’s conduct over Mortonhall had now been scrapped.