THE first Clacks baby to be born at Forth Valley Royal has celebrated her 10th birthday – a week after the hospital marked its own anniversary.

Olivia Ann Johnstone turned 10 on Tuesday, July 13, and was the inaugural birth from the Wee County at the hospital.

The Women and Children's Unit had just moved from their labour suite in Stirling to the new facility in Larbert and Olivia, from Alloa, arrived to parents Natalie and Andrew at 5.52am in the morning.

She was presented with some special gifts in what was the start of new era at the hospital.

Olivia received a certificate of congratulations, a cuddly rabbit toy and a cotton vest inscribed with the words "Forth Valley Royal First".

While she has since outgrown the vest, the rabbit continues to be her favourite 10 years on.

In a statement through NHS Forth Valley, parents Natalie and Andrew said: "Olivia is an adventurous, ambitious and conscientious girl who loves being around her friends and family.

"She is the best big sister to her two little brothers, always showing them patience, respect, support and encouragement when required.

"She loves to bake, swim, play football and is frequently found climbing trees and doing gymnastics.

"Olivia has been a Rainbow and is currently part of her local Brownie unit.

Olivia loves to learn and has a natural curiosity.

Her parents added: "She loves being at school and we were incredibly proud when she was awarded the Junior Citizenship Award from school."

Olivia is also a huge Harry Pottery fan and loves owls, which started at the age of two with Hedwig from the famous series.

She has since read the complete series several times.

Her parents added: "We are incredibly proud of the confident, responsible and determined girl that she has become."

The Women and Children's Unit at the Larbert hospital added a host of extras to the maternity services on offer.

These included improvements such as an extra birthing pool, a changing room for partners closer to theatres and en-suite delivery rooms where most women can stay until they go home.

Next door is the neonatal department with an intensive care unit and a special care baby unit.

With 21 cots in total and two isolation rooms, security measures include controlled entry systems and CCTV.

There are also two overnight rooms for parents who want to stay while their baby is undergoing treatment.

Parents can also stay the night before they bring their baby home so they can get used to looking after the baby overnight.