Santa's special deliveries: Families welcome Christmas babies

Potentially the first child born on Christmas Day in Scotland arrived at 12.18am.

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Families in Scotland have been given the best possible gift this Christmas – a baby.

Maja and Jason Shearer may have welcomed the first Christmas baby in Scotland, when their daughter Eliza was born at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

She arrived just eighteen minutes after midnight, in at weighing 7lb 8oz.

Lauren Haddock and Jordan Hamill welcomed their son Finley at 12.33 am at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

The new arrival – his parents’ first born – weighed in at 7lb 8oz.

Meanwhile, at just 12.59am on Christmas Day, little baby Lexi was born to mum Marissa McLean, 31, and Kevin Lothian, 33, from Edinburgh.

Born 7lb 8oz, Lexi arrived at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

At 1.24am, Ashleigh Gillon and Dean Halup welcomed their baby boy at Forth Valley Hospital, weighing 7lb 6oz.

The pair, from Clackmannanshire, are still deciding on a name.

In St John’s Hospital in Livingston, 35-year-old Claire Gray and her partner Kyle, 36, welcomed a baby girl.

The pair, from Bathgate, West Lothian, are still deciding on a name for the little one, who was born just after 7am and weighed eight and a half pounds.

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