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Babies born on air ambulance appeal from National Museum of Flight

Britten-Norman Islander Image copyright National Museum of Flight

Scotland's National Museum of Flight in East Lothian is appealing for mothers who gave birth on board air ambulances to share their stories.

As part of its £3.6m project at East Fortune the museum wants to feature human stories linked to aircraft.

The museum has a Britten-Norman Islander, which was used by Loganair from 1967-2006 for an air ambulance for the Hebrides, Shetland and Orkney.

The project is due to be completed next year.

Mary Ferguson, community engagement officer at National Museums Scotland said: "An important element of the redevelopment at the National Museum of Flight is the opportunity to tell the human stories behind some of the aircraft on display.

"The Britten-Norman Islander air ambulance offered a vital service for island communities in Scotland and we're interested to learn more about the experiences of expectant mothers who travelled on these small aircraft."

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