Baby born in car next to shopping centre

Julian and Nicola with their new baby, whose middle name will be Cameron. Pic: Toby Williams

Julian and Nicola with their new baby, whose middle name will be Cameron. Pic: Toby Williams

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A WOMAN has given birth in her car next to Cameron Toll Shopping Centre.

Nicola McDowell, 34, and her partner, Julian Skinner, 44, were making a frantic dash to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary last night.

But they were forced to screech to a halt next to Sainsburys’ Cameron Toll branch as Nicola realised she was ready to give birth.

And, by chance, a midwife happened to be on the scene, and helped Nicola to use her silver Chevrolet as a birthing room.

The baby will now “fittingly” be given the middle name Cameron.

Julian said: “This woman came up to me and said she could help, that she was a midwife. She was just filling her own car up with petrol – it was a complete coincidence. I just let her take over.”

Nicola said: “I just want to say thank you – we couldn’t have done it without that lady.”