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The Northern Scot

Moray Maternity


The Northern Scot has long been a supporter of maternity services in Moray, the original Maternity Unit for Moray being launched over 25 years ago. The Scot continues to campaign, calling for a full consultant-led maternity service at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.

The Scot’s campaign has supported the community action group Keep MUM, which has called for an end to the majority of pregnant women being forced to travel to Aberdeen, a journey of over 60 miles, to give birth.

While NHS Grampian and the Scottish Government has promised that a consultant-led service will be restored by 2026, and offered mothers experiencing complications to give birth at Raigmore Hospital (a shorter journey of around 40 miles), the Scot continues to keep up the pressure to maintain this promise and restore a full service to Moray sooner if possible.

Below is a collection of links to the incredible work The Scot has done in highlighting the plight of women travelling to Aberdeen while in Labour.

"Through our Moray Maternity campaign we are fighting to ensure the voices of local women are heard by decision makers."

Sarah Fyfe, Head of Content & Audience at Highland News and Media