A new-born girl is the first baby to be born on Christmas Day in Montrose for at least three years.
Sophia Sinclair was born on December 25, 2013, to Lyndsy (24) and David Sinclair (24) at Montrose Maternity Unit at Montrose Royal Infirmary, on Bridge Street.
Little Sophia was due on New Year’s Day but came a week early.
Mrs Sinclair, of Traill Terrace, said: “I think it makes it more special that she was born on Christmas Day. She was the perfect present.
“There was no sign on Christmas Eve that Sophia was going to be born early, I still thought she was going to be born on New Year’s Day.
“The only sign I had was that I got major heart burn at about 3 a.m., half an hour before my waters broke, but it went away after that.”
“My contractions started about 1.30 p.m. when I was half way through my Christmas dinner,” she added.
Mrs Sinclair was admitted to Montrose Maternity Unit at 6 p.m. on Christmas Day and Sophia was born less than two hours later at 7.45 p.m.
She weighed 7 lbs and 3 oz and is Mr and Mrs Sinclair’s first child.
Mrs Sinclair said being a parent for the first time is “amazing”.
The couple said they wanted to thank all the staff at Montrose Maternity Unit, especially Shona Pert who delivered Sophia and Mrs Sinclair’s midwife Jane Wanless.
Also born at Montrose Maternity Unit over the festive period were two babies on Christmas Eve.