First-footer Ciaran holds back for New Year’s Day birth

Ciaran Quinn was due to be born before Christmas, but instead made his grand arrival at 12.19am on Friday.

First-footer Ciaran holds back for New Year’s Day birth Email

A couple in South Lanarkshire welcomed 2021 along with a new arrival after their baby son was one of the first to be born in Scotland on New Year’s Day.

Ciaran Quinn was born at University Hospital Wishaw at 12.19am on Friday, weighing 8lb 15oz.

Parents Lisa-Anne, 40, and Barry Quinn, 40, were expecting their baby to be born before Christmas but he decided to put in a late entrance on New Year’s Day instead.

Family: Little Ciaran was due to be born before Christmas.Email

The new mother said: “After the year we’ve just had it’s great to have this nice news to share with everybody as 2021 begins.

“When they called us in we realised his birth would either be the last thing to happen in 2020 or the first in the new year.

“The hospital staff were absolutely fabulous – I can’t praise them enough.”

The family is now back home in Hamilton with Ciaran and their two-year-old daughter, Grace.

NHS Lanarkshire chief midwife Cheryl Clark said: “Everyone here would like to offer our warmest congratulations to Lisa-Anne and Barry for their little bundle of New Year joy.”

New Year's Day: Isabelle Ailsa Paton was born at 12.54am.Email

A couple in Edinburgh also brought in 2021 with a new arrival after their baby daughter was born at 12.54am.

Isabelle Ailsa Paton was born in Simpson’s Centre for Reproductive Health at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

The celebrated first-footer for parents Jennifer and Richard Paton, aged 32 and 33, from Ratho, Edinburgh, weighed 6lb 8.5oz.

Her father said: “Absolutely delighted with our little Isabelle. Couldn’t ask for a better start to 2021.

“We are very grateful for all the amazing staff in the Royal Infirmary, they were fantastic.”

Baby: Little Isabelle was born on New Year's Day.Email

Elsewhere, Lauren Docherty, 27, gave birth to the first baby born in Glasgow on New Year’s Day 2021.

Finn was born at 1.58am at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital weighing 8lb 3oz, the same as his big brother Logan – now 18-months-old – weighed at birth.

Ms Docherty and her partner Brad Girvan, 28, live in the west side of the city.

First-footer: Ivy was born at Forth Valley Royal Hospital at 6.18am.NHS Forth Valley

Meanwhile, Ivy was among the New Year arrivals at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.

Jade Burns and Billy McKnight from Carronshore, Falkirk, welcomed her into the world at 6.18am, weighing 7lb 15oz.