Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross says he is “over the moon” after he and his wife Krystle welcomed a baby boy in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
James – the couple’s second child – was born at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary at 1.45am after “some added stress with a blue light ambulance journey”, Ross announced on his Twitter account.
He said: “Krystle and I are over the moon to welcome James into the world as a little brother to our son Alistair.
“Our thanks go to the incredible teams at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin and at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for all their support during the birth.
“Both James and his mother are doing well back home following the excellent care we’ve received over the last couple of days.”
The Moray MP and his wife welcomed their first son Alastair in 2019.
Other political figures have responded with their congratulations, with Welsh Conservatives leader Andrew RT Davies tweeting: “Fantastic news – congratulations Douglas. All the best to Mum, James and the rest of the Ross clan.”
The Moray Conservatives Association tweeted: “On behalf of the Moray Conservatives, we’d like to wish Douglas, Krystle and the whole Ross family the warmest congratulations on the arrival of wee baby James.”