Glasgow & West Scotland

Scotland welcomes first 2017 babies

Violet Gromett and mother Sheryl Bell Image copyright Alister Firth
Image caption New year baby Violet Gromett and her mother Sheryl Bell

The first babies of 2017 have been welcomed across Scotland.

One of the earliest arrivals after midnight was Violet Gromett, who made her entrance to the world at 00:07 at the Ayrshire Maternity Unit at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock.

Violet, who weighed 8lb 14oz, is the first child for Sheryl Bell and David Gromett who live in Ayr.

A few minutes later a boy, Carl, was born at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow at 00:19.

He is a fourth child for Glasgow mother Leigh Bridges.

Shortly afterwards, 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.