Festive Babies in Edinburgh and West Lothian

Journalists and picture desks from daily media outlets wishing information about the birth of babies on Christmas Day and New Year's Day should call

07770 396 958

after 8am on the respective mornings. If there have been births during the night, and mothers are in agreement, there will be a picture opportunity at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at 10:30am and at St John's Hospital at 11:30am and on the respective mornings.

In order to maintain the smooth running of the maternity wards, and to minimise inconvenience to parents and visitors, this will be the only photo opportunity on each of the days.

Details available about the births to mothers who have consented to such information being issued will include, where possible, names, addresses, time of birth and weight