First lambs of 2013?

We don’t have any news yet of the Western Isles’ first human baby born in 2013 but we do have contenders for the first lamb of the year.

Reader Iain Macmillan of Maryhill had to interrupt his seasonal festivities to help one of his sheep deliver twin lambs at 1pm on New Year’s Day.

He said: “I don’t know if these are the first new arrivals of the new year but it was a bit of a shock for the Macmillans at Maryhill!”