Glenrothes babies made history at hospitals

Raymond Harrow - the last baby born on Christmas Day at Forth Park Hospital and the fourth Raymond Harrow in a row - at home with Dad Raymond & Mum Kay at home in Lismore Court, Glenrothes
Raymond Harrow - the last baby born on Christmas Day at Forth Park Hospital and the fourth Raymond Harrow in a row - at home with Dad Raymond & Mum Kay at home in Lismore Court, Glenrothes
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Glenrothes babies have delivered a unique treble for the town, reports MIKE DELANEY and BRYAN DUNCAN.

The last child ever to be born at Forth Park Hospital and the first to come into the world at the new maternity unit at the Victoria were both from the town.

KIRKCALDY;'Forth Park feature; The last born baby at Forth Park, NICKY SKINNER, with dad CHRIS & mum ALANNAH ANDREWS'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

KIRKCALDY;'Forth Park feature; The last born baby at Forth Park, NICKY SKINNER, with dad CHRIS & mum ALANNAH ANDREWS'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

Leah McPhail was born at the unit on 9 January at 7.18pm, weighing in at 9lbs, 8oz and is the first child of 27 year-old Stacey Beavers and offshore worker Garry McPhail (43).

She has a half-sister, nine year-old Charlie-Amber, and half-brothers Liam (15), Robbie (13) and Jamie (7).

Stacey said: “We came into the hospital at 3.30pm and she was born less than four hours later.”

Nicky Skinner was the last Forth Park baby, born at 9.16pm the same day and weighing 7lbs, 8 ounces and also a first child for 20 year-old fitness instructor Alannah Andrews and Adam Smith College catering student Chris Skinner (25).

KIRKCALDY;'Forth Park feature; 1st born baby at Victoria hospital LEAH MCPHAIL, with midwife FIONA GOODALL'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

KIRKCALDY;'Forth Park feature; 1st born baby at Victoria hospital LEAH MCPHAIL, with midwife FIONA GOODALL'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

Alannah said: “We are both over the moon and he is absolutely gorgeous.

“I was told while I was in labour that I could be the last person to give birth in Forth Park, but to be honest, I wasn’t bothered about anything like that as I had been in labour since 11.30am!

“It’s quite exciting to think he will be a part of the hospital’s history.”

To complete the picture, Raymond Harrow was the last Christmas Day baby to be born at Forth Park.

He was born at 11.53pm on December 25, weighed 7Ib, 3oz, and is the first son of 20 year-old Kay and painter and decorator Raymond (22).

He said: “It’s hard to explain, but there is nothing better - it was a great Christmas present for us.”

Forth Park, which has been the maternity hospital for the area for 80 years, is now expected to be sold for housing development.

The new unit is in the recently opened £172 million wing at Victoria.