Num­ber of new Scots ba­bies drops

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

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

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