A pioneering project to support teenage parents in Tayside is to be rolled out across the country.
The Family Nurse Partnership Project gives young mothers help throughout their pregnancy and during the first two years of their baby's life.
Dundee has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Scotland.
More than 100 parents under the age of 19 from across Tayside have used the service since it started in July. The project has also been trialled in the NHS Lothian area.
Following the success in Tayside, the scheme will now be rolled out to five more Scottish health boards by the end of 2013.
Michael Matheson MSP, Public Health Minister, said: "One of the most important jobs anybody can have in the world is to be a parent. There are no books that tell you about how to be a parent, or particular classes.
"This programme aims to work with young people becoming parents for the first time to make sure they have got the skills and knowledge to be good parents to their children when they come along."