The Sunday Post (Inverness)
New baby payments
Eligible parents will be able to apply for Scotland’s new Pregnancy and Baby payment from tomorrow.
Parents or carers of a baby can apply for the cash payment which replaces the Sure Start Maternity Grant in Scotland.
The payment for the first child is £600, and the payment for subsequent children is £300.
The Scottish Government hopes that the grant will make it easier for parents to buy anything they need, from prams and nappies to baby food.