New year baby Harry arrives 10 seconds after midnight

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The first babies of the new year have been welcomed into the world at maternity units around Scotland, with several newborns appearing in the first hour of 2018.

One of the first to arrive was a baby boy in the NHS Grampian area, who was born 10 seconds after midnight on New Year’s Day.

Parents Craig Ferguson and Amy Coull welcomed Harry Ferguson into the world at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin. He weighed 9lb 8oz.

In Glasgow, the Princess Royal Maternity unit’s first arrival of 2018 came at 12.05am.

First-time mother Emma MacDonald, 29, gave birth to baby girl Bonnie Petrucci, weighing around 7lb 2oz.

A short time later at the hospital, Laura Brown, 29, had a baby boy at 1.27am, as did second-time mother Pamela McGarvey, 32, at 1.37am.

Both children have not yet been named.

Elsewhere in Glasgow, Katie Browne and Lynfryn MacKenzie welcomed baby Josefin MacKenzie Browne into the world at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The baby weighed 8lb 2oz after being born at 12.32am.

Minutes earlier, at St John’s Hospital in Livingston, parents Susanne Dwyer, 24, and Richard Mills, 31, said hello to their baby girl at 12.15am.

The baby, who has not yet been named, was 7lb 2oz.

A quarter-of-an-hour later, Erin Miller and Matthew Briggs, from Bo’ness, met their first baby at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.

Oliver, at 7lb 3oz, was born at 12.30am.

In Edinburgh, baby boy Travis (8lb 12oz) was born to parents Stacey Glancy and Colin Graham, both 29, from the Drylaw area.

His arrival at 1.30am was the first of the year at the city’s Royal Infirmary.

In Dundee, the labour ward at Ninewells Hospital had five new arrivals in the early hours of January 1.

The first was a boy, named Nico Dyer, who arrived at 1.50am weighing 6lb 6oz.

The first new year baby at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley was a girl at 4.01am.

Mother Karen Boyce, 34, and father Ian McLaren have not yet named the child.

The first baby of 2018 to be born at Ayrshire maternity unit at University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, was Joey Cook, who entered the world at 1.19am on New Year’s Day weighing 6lb 1oz.

He arrived earlier than expected at 35 weeks and was welcomed by mother Kerryann Bonini and father Graeme Cook from Hurlford, East Ayrshire.

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