Twins are often seen as a rare occurrence, but that wasn’t the case in Scottish town. Seventeen sets of twins have started a new school year in Inverclyde, Scotland, an area that has become known locally as “Twinverclyde.”
This new school year welcomes the second most of any since the region started tracking the phenomenon. Only in 2015, when there were 19 sets of twins, have more pairs started the new primary term in the area.
Since 2013, there have been 147 sets of twins that have started school, which averages out to 13 each year. The majority of the 2023 class gathered at St Patrick’s Primary School, Greenock, for a dress rehearsal ahead of their first day.
St Patrick’s and Ardgowan Primary are taking in the majority of twins between them, with three sets joining each school. Graeme Brooks, deputy provost of Inverclyde Council, said: “It has become an annual tradition in Inverclyde, or Twinverclyde as we’ve become known, to welcome our twins into primary one.
“Excitement is definitely building for the start of the new term next week and what better way to look forward to that than seeing the pupils here looking resplendent in their uniforms.
“It’s also a good bit of fun for parents too — and a handy dress rehearsal ahead of the real thing next Friday.”