Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has given birth to a baby boy – saying she and partner Jen Wilson are “delighted”.
Ms Davidson said her son had been named Finn Paul Davidson, and weighed 10lb 1.5oz when he was born on Friday.
Announcing the birth on Twitter, she said: “Welcome to the world, little one. Know that you are loved”.
Ms Davidson started her maternity leave earlier this month, but is due to return to work in the spring.
She and Ms Wilson announced in April that they were expecting a child after undergoing a successful IVF procedure, with Finn being born at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Friday morning.
Ms Davidson said: “Jen and I are delighted at baby Finn’s safe arrival. A huge thank you to the medical team at ERI and the midwives at Leith Community Treatment Centre for looking after all three of us so well throughout the pregnancy and birth.
“I can’t wait to get this little one home to enjoy some family time together.”
The 39-year-old Edinburgh Central MSP has previously told BBC Scotland how she struggled with morning sickness during her pregnancy – at one point having to leave the Holyrood chamber just before a session of first minister’s questions.
She also said she did not believe having a baby would impact on her political career, and that her pregnancy would underline that it is normal for same-sex couples to have children.
Ms Davidson and Ms Wilson had planned to get married, but ended up using the money saved for the wedding to pay for medical treatment after their dog – Wilson – was hit by a car.
Ms Wilson said: “It was wonderful to welcome baby Finn into the world this morning. He is beautiful and already very loved.
“Ruth did brilliantly and Finn clearly has his mother’s lungs on him.”
Source BBC News