Home   News   Article

Surprise baby makes Highland MP Drew Hendry into a grandad


By Louise Glen

Contribute to support quality local journalism



Surprise baby for MP. Ross and Jill with baby Cameron Hendry.
Surprise baby for MP. Ross and Jill with baby Cameron Hendry.

Inverness MP got a lovely surprise during the lockdown when he became a grandad for the first time.

MP Drew Hendry's son Ross (31) and his partner Jill, who live in Edinburgh, gave birth to a son – but they didn't even know she was pregnant.

The couple had even gone on a 12km bike ride the day before the baby was born.

The first the couple knew Jill was expecting was when she was taken to A&E in Edinburgh with strange pains.

But in fact, the first-time mum was hours away from giving birth.

Mr Hendry said: "It has been quite a surprise.

Drew Hendry MP: 'It's a wonderful surprise and we cannot wait to meet him'.
Drew Hendry MP: 'It's a wonderful surprise and we cannot wait to meet him'.

"I went from being a dad to a grandad overnight – with no time to get ready for a new baby."

Mr Hendry explained that the couple had no idea they were expecting.

He said: "Jill started to feel uncomfortable and was taken to Accident and Emergency in Edinburgh for tests.

"It wasn't until she had an X-ray that they discovered she was pregnant."

Jill gave birth to Cameron Hendry on June 14. Mr Hendry continued: "He was 6lbs 6oz. It is really wonderful news."

Mr Hendry said that he has yet to meet little Cameron in person, but has been enjoying getting to know him on video calls.

He said: "Due to the current situation and the long distance, we want to make sure Cameron and his mum and dad are as safe and healthy as possible.

"It is a wonderful surprise and we cannot wait to meet him."

Click for more news


This website is powered by the generosity of readers like you.
Please donate what you can afford to help us keep our communities informed.

BECOME A SUPPORTER

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More