Archbishop Cushley highlighted Edinburgh's new Nativity scene on BBC Radio Scotland, ahead of its unveiling on Sunday.

It is part of the city's Advent Carol Concert which begins at 2pm at the Ross Bandstand in West Princes Street Gardens.

The nativity scene is by sculptor Thomas Hildenbrand from Munich and is a partnership between Edinburgh and Munich (twin cities).

Archbishop Cushley said: "We hope it will be welcomed, but more than that, we hope it will be recognised as a gesture from the people of one European city to another.

"The birth of Jesus was greeted by angels singing 'Peace on earth and goodwill to all!'.  As we look forward to Christmas, we can pray and work for that peace to be real in the world again."

Join voices with a number of Edinburgh’s Christmas church choirs and sing along with traditional carols and hymns, backed by music from the Salvation Army Band at Sunday's event.