Falkirk women celebrate five generations

The family (l-r) Ruth Middleton, Mandy West, Ethel Davies, Christina Davies and Layla Jane Grimmshaw
The family (l-r) Ruth Middleton, Mandy West, Ethel Davies, Christina Davies and Layla Jane Grimmshaw
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Little Layla Jane Grimshaw rounded off 2012 in style for her delighted family.

The tot, who weighed in at 7lbs exactly when she was born on December 9 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, is the fifth in a run of females on mum Ruth Middleton’s side.

Layla Jane is the first child for Ruth, of Bo’ness, and partner Alistair Grimshaw, both 19. Alistair is originally from Camelon.

Gran is Mandy Westwater (41), of Bo’ness, while great-gran is Ethel Davies (65), of Grangemouth and great-great gran is Christina Davies (89), who lives in Stenhousemuir.

The baby is also the fifth generation to be born on her dad’s side of the family.

Gran Mandy said: “She’s absolutely wonderful.”