One of the first babies to be born on Christmas Day in Scotland arrived just a minute after the clock struck midnight in Dundee.
The baby boy, who has not yet been given a name, was born to 35-year-old Anita Anwar and husband Naeem Anwar, 49, at Ninewells Hospital’s midwifery-led unit at 12.01am.
The tot weighed 7lb 4oz and was able to leave the hospital with his delighted parents at around 1.30pm on Christmas Day.
Another couple who got a special Christmas delivery was Magdalena Lewandowska and Taha Malekari, who met in Dundee two years ago.
Magdalena gave birth to baby boy Artin at 2.30am after an “uncomplicated” five-hour labour that came a day earlier than expected.
Impatient Artin, who is the couple’s first child, weighed 7lb 7oz.
Magdalena said: “We have family coming to visit us from our home countries soon to see Artin and to celebrate.
“I’m from Poland and Taha is from Kurdistan. We met online and we live in Dundee.
“We’re so happy to be new parents.”
As the morning progressed, the first Christmas baby girl to be born at the Ninewells labour suite came into the world at 5.12am.
Aurora, weighing 7lb 2oz, is Lisa Hayburn and Scott Sigworth’s first baby and arrived after a marathon labour.
Scott said: “We’ve been in the hospital for three days, going from ward to ward.
“Aurora was due on December 17 and everybody was meant to be at mine for Christmas dinner, but obviously that didn’t happen.
“We’re delighted though – I just can’t stop looking at Aurora, she’s perfect.
“It’s been a difficult journey with unforeseen complications, but the staff were fantastic.
“They also dressed up for Christmas, so Aurora was delivered by elves.”