No ambulances were available to help save a one-year-old baby girl who died after being struck by a Land Rover in Aberdeenshire.

Ivy Mae Ross died after being hit by the vehicle in the car park of a church in Balmedie last week.

North East Scotland MSP Douglas Lumsden said during FMQs that at the time of incident, ambulances in the area were “all stacked up outside Aberdeen Royal Infirmary” and unable to attend.

As a result, he told John Swinney that the Scottish Ambulance Service sent its Special Operations Response Team (SORT), which normally deals with hazardous incidents.

The First Minister said it would have been “preferable” if an ambulance had been able to attend the incident.

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