THE first batch of tiny hedgehog babies are being cared for by Scottish SPCA staff in Fishcross.

Ten little hoglets are currently receiving treatment at the organisation's National Wildlife Rescue Centre.

The SSPCA are expected to take in more than 1000 hedgehog pups this year, for a variety of reasons.

And for 2017, staff have decided on a naming convention: Famous Scots.

The adorable Wallace, who is just a week old, is currently being rehabilitated alongside three of his siblings.

The hoglet must be hand-reared by wildlife experts, with a syringe used for feeding.

Colin Seddon, manager of the Fishcross centre, said: "Wallace came to us as a one of a group of four siblings from Perth and we expect him to be fully independent and self-feeding at around six or seven weeks old.

"We look after hoglets from all over Scotland. Often it's a case of their nests being disturbed, or sometimes they have been dropped when being moved by their parent.

"As we expect to treat so many hoglets, we choose a naming theme every year. This year they'll all be named after famous Scots."

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.