Scotland welcomes first 2017 babies

One of the earliest arrivals after midnight was a boy, Carl, born at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow at 00:19. He is a fourth child for Glasgow mother Leigh Bridges.

A few minutes later Daniel MacPherson was born at Wishaw General Hospital, a third child for Nicola Swann from Blantyre. His two siblings helped choose his name. Other babies arriving in the early hours included a boy born at 01:56 to Dumbarton mother Zahra Sajjad at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. At Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Alison Roy gave birth to daughter Lisa at 02:26. The first baby today at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary was Alvie, born at 04:41 to local parents Kirstie and Steven Frater. At Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, a boy arrived at 05:33 for Cumbernauld couple Victoria and Stephen Timpson. The first new year baby at St John’s Hospital in Livingston was Imogen, who was born at 08:42 to Madison Finlay from West Lothian.

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