Aberdeen Maternity Hospital The Aberdonian

The Aberdeen Maternity Hospital originates back to a small facility established at Guestrow in 1870. The current building is part of the Foresterhill Health Campus and has been under the NHS since 1948.

Many babies have been born here and many families started here so we've taken a look through our archives and dug out some of the best pictures from 1982 to 1995.

Fiona Stoddart, 14 months, helps mum Carol to cut the special nursery support group cake
Technician Fiona MacGregor stands next to a new machine that analyses amino acid and protein in young mothers
Karen MacKay, 19, and Stephen Reid, 21, cuddle new arrival at the new 56-bed maternity unit
Proud glances as Diane Donald cradles her baby Christopher
Midwife Deirdre Hall holds baby Fiona Heath at the special nursery after a donation by Conoco
Sheila and Keith Tait look on tenderly at son Kyle in the care of the baby unit
Lynn McFarlane meets 13-day-old Oren Benshabat as she presents the special nursery with £1,063
One-year-old Nadeen Bird and mum Nicola, of Seaton Place East, thank nursing officer Ruth Allan for her help
Dr Stuart Duncan, left, of Tenovus Scotland, is shown the new blood-gas analyser by Dr Janet Duncan and Dr Ken Page
Mums, dads and children gather round the cake and goodies table at an afternoon party at the special nursery
A nurse looks over the chapel which provides comfort for people who lose babies
New ultrasound department is officially opened by Grampian Health Board member Dr E Alistair Smith
Grateful dad Ainslie Thomson shows 10-month-old son Andrew around the maternity hospital