Scotland’s maternity hospitals have recorded more than 25,000 adverse incidents since 2011, BBC Scotland has discovered.

The most serious cases included the deaths of 26 newborns and 79 stillbirths. Three mothers also died.

Staff shortages, medicines given in error and treatment delays were also among the incidents logged.

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