Scottish Conservative Leader Douglas Ross announces birth of baby James

Douglas Ross has announced the birth of his son, after what he says was a stressful trip to hospital.

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The Scottish Conservative leader says James was born at 1.45am this morning, following a blue light ambulance journey to Aberdeen.

However, he added that both mum and baby are now doing well.


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It is the second child for Mr Ross and his wife Krystle, after the birth of Alistair in 2019.

The birth of James comes after a close call for the Tory leader earlier this month.

Mr Ross and five other Conservative MSPs have tested negative for coronavirus after he was identified as a close contact.

Scotland Office minister David Duguid had tested positive for the virus after the pair had been on a trip to Peterhead.


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Douglas Ross announced the arrival of baby James. Pictures: JPIMedia/Twitter

Mr Ross had been self-isolating, which sparked fears that he may miss the birth, however he later tested negative.

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