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Scotland’s first minister and wife expecting a baby this summer

Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf and his wife are expecting a baby this summer, with the couple “delighted” to be adding to their family.

Announcing the news on Friday, Mr Yousaf said his wife, Dundee councillor Nadia El-Nakla, is due to give birth in July.

It will be the first time a Scottish first minister has had a child while in office.

The couple already have two children – four-year-old daughter Amal and Mr Yousaf is stepfather to 14-year-old Maya.

As the SNP leader spoke about his desire to improve miscarriage care last September, he revealed he and Ms El-Nakla have lost four pregnancies – “two before our daughter was born and another two after”.

Revealing the good pregnancy news, Mr Yousaf said: “Nadia and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting a new addition to our family in July.

“We want to thank the early pregnancy unit at Ninewells Hospital who have provided wonderful support to Nadia and our family through the early stages of her pregnancy.”

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The first minister added: “We are incredibly grateful for the love that we have received from our family and friends upon sharing our news with them.

“Our daughters, Maya and Amal, are both very excited to meet the new baby.”

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