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New arrival marks double fifth generation for Lossiemouth family


By Jonathan Clark

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A LOSSIEMOUTH family which spans five generations is celebrating a new arrival.

The birth of Kayson Irvine on May 10 marked the fifth generation of 21-year-old mother Caitlin Donaldson's family.

But, making the birth even more special, the family has two sets of five generations – with granny Catherine McTaggart's mum and dad and both grannies still alive.

The father is Lloyd Irvine (35), granny is Catherine McTaggart (39), great granny is Catherine Lane (57), great grandad is James Donaldson (62) and great great grannies are Edna Stephen (80) and Helen Donaldson (85).

Catherine Lane, Edna Stephen, Kayson Irvine, Caitlin Donaldson and Catherine McTaggart.
Catherine Lane, Edna Stephen, Kayson Irvine, Caitlin Donaldson and Catherine McTaggart.
James Donaldson, Caitlin Donaldson with Kayson Irvine, Catherine McTaggart, Helen Donaldson.
James Donaldson, Caitlin Donaldson with Kayson Irvine, Catherine McTaggart, Helen Donaldson.
Back: James Donaldson, Catherine Lane.
Front (l-r): Helen Donaldson, Catherine McTaggart and Edna Stephen. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Back: James Donaldson, Catherine Lane. Front (l-r): Helen Donaldson, Catherine McTaggart and Edna Stephen. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Father Lloyd, who works as a barman at the Sunninghill Hotel in Elgin, said: "We have lots of babysitters – so that's a bonus!

"It's actually two lots of five generations, which is quite unbelievable."

Kayson was born amidst the coronavirus pandemic, but Lloyd said that hasn't caused the family too many problems so far.

He added: "Kayson would have been born in Elgin but we were transferred to Aberdeen, due to coronavirus, and social-distancing measures were still in place afterwards.

"But we have seen everyone now and everyone has had a shot with him."

Lossiemouth mum Caitlin Donaldson with father Lloyd Irvine and baby Kayson Irvine as part of their double five generation family...Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Lossiemouth mum Caitlin Donaldson with father Lloyd Irvine and baby Kayson Irvine as part of their double five generation family...Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Lloyd and Caitlin, who works at the Sports and Social Club in Lossiemouth, will be living together with Kayson in Elgin.

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