Number of new Scots babies drops
the number of babies being born in scotland has fallen, according to latest stats.
there were 12,973 births and 13,621 deaths registered in scotland between april 1 and June 30 according to provisional figures released by the national records of scotland.
When compared to the same three months – called the second quarter – in the last five years, births have fallen by five per cent while deaths were just 0.5 per cent higher.
anne slater, the registrar general for scotland, said:“Following the sharp increase in quarter one deaths in 2018, the number of deaths in quarter two have returned to normal levels for the time of year.
“although there was a very small increase in births compared to the same quarter last year, births were five per cent lower than the quarter two average for the last five years and the latest quarter represents the second lowest quarter two total since 2003.”
The latest quarter represents the second lowest quarter two total since 2003