Early arrival Nico is Ninewells’ first in 2018

Ashley and Ross with baby Nico, who entered the world at 1.50am in Ninewells Hospital

Staff at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee welcomed a number of new arrivals on the first day of 2018.

The first foot was Nico John Watson, who entered the world nine days before his due date at 1.50am, weighing 6lb 6oz.

His parents Ashley Dyer and Ross Watson, 27, from Whitfield, already have a two-year-old daughter, Tillie.

In Fife, baby Aiden Cheuk was born weighing 7lb 10oz at Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital just 13 minutes after midnight.

Parents Louis Cheuk and Sisi Kwok, from Glenrothes, already have two older children — Tiffany, 11, and Oscar, 9.

The first arrival in Perth and Kinross came at 9.21am. Nikki and Andrew Dunn, both 31, from Bridge of Earn, welcomed their first child Eve, weighing 7lb.