Staff working at two hospitals at an “isolated” site on the edge of Edinburgh have said they do not feel safe with its new car parking scheme.

Those working at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and the Royal Hospital for Children are not allowed to park at the Little France site without a permit.

About 1,800 of the 8,000 staff have been given permits – and the rest must use a park-and-ride two miles away.

NHS Lothian said it was “listening to concerns about night time safety”.

It said the new parking rules, which came into effect on 17 January, were in place because of concerns over congestion at the site.

A free shuttle bus runs to the Sheriffhall park-and-ride, but it stops at 20:15 each night and the Lothian Bus which runs on that route is currently on a Saturday service due to staff shortages.

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