First baby of 2024 in Scotland born two minutes after bells

The first baby of 2024 is thought to be Henry George Buchanan, who was born at an NHS Fife hospital.

First baby of 2024 in Scotland born two minutes into new year in Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy NHS Fife

Parents across Scotland rung in the new year with the birth of their child.

The first baby of 2024 is believed to be Henry George Buchanan, who was born at an NHS Fife hospital just minutes after the bells, at 12.02am, to parents Jamie and Andrew.

Meanwhile, two other babies were born at the same time – 12.06am – but 150 miles apart, in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Kirsty Crowe gave birth to son Lewis at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow, weighing 8lb 1oz.

Henry George Buchanan, born two minutes into the new year.

At Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Bonnie-May Presslie was born, weighing 7lb 6oz, to parents Chelsea and Nathan, from Hatton, Aberdeenshire.

Bonnie-May’s sisters Skye, nine, and Amelia-Lilly, six, are said to be looking forward to meeting the new arrival.

Several hours later, at 4.18am, Wishe Holmes and her partner Ewan Stevenson, both 19, welcomed a son named Karson at the Aberdeen hospital.

At Queen Elizabeth University Hospital maternity unit in Glasgow, a boy named Chidubem Adriel Elechi was born at 1.31am to parents Grace and Chibueze.

At Ayrshire Maternity Unit at University Hospital Crosshouse, parents Ashleigh McBain and George Spence welcomed little Charlie Spence.

Baby Charlie was born at 2.19am, weighing 6lb 6oz, and is a baby brother to sister Lucy.

Charlie Spence was born at 2.19am.

Forest Young was the first baby born at the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary.

Born at 4.32am and weighing 8lb 14oz, his parents Kayleigh and Craig Young, both 26, have shared their delight.

Mr Young said: “It is a lovely start to the new year and we are both delighted.

“Kayleigh is obviously a bit tired, but she and Forest are doing really well. We like being outdoors and we wanted to give Forest a name that meant something to us.”

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