A host of West Dunbartonshire parents will be feeling a double dose of pride over the coming week as they get ready to wave off their twins for their first day of S1 or P1.

No less than 25 sets of twins are among the 2033 pupils gearing up to walk through the gates of their new primary and secondary schools on August 19.

Twelve sets will be joining P1, while 13 sets will be making the step up to first year.

Some of the siblings from Clydebank tried out their uniforms this week as they joined other twins from Dumbarton and the Vale for a photo at Bellsmyre Campus.

Among those off to secondary school in Clydebank for the first time are Lori-Ann and Paige Robertson and Holly and Katie Steel (St Peter the Apostle), Jayden and Joshua Fitzpatrick (Boclair Academy and Clydebank High), Jasmine and Tamzin Harrison and Euan and Beth Maclean (Clydebank High).

While those preparing to walk through their primary school gates in Clydebank include Grace and James MacPhie, (Gavinburn Primary), Joshua and Ryan Ruddy (Our Lady of Loretto), and Emily and Ruby Boyle (St Joseph’s).

One of the pupils about to make the milestone move up to secondary school is Jasmin Harrison.

The 12-year-old told the Post: “We’re nervous but excited for starting, I’m really looking forward to home economics. My dad’s a chef so I enjoy cooking.”

Lewis McPhail, meanwhile, has yet to spend his first full day in school uniform, but already has his sights set on a career in IT like his dad.

The five-year-old said: "I want to play with computers when I grow up because I love Minecraft.”

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Councillor Karen Conaghan, the council’s convener of education, wished every pupil returning to school all the best.

She said: “The start of the school year is always a special day for pupils and parents and it can be both exciting and nerve wracking.

"To start with a brother or sister is even more memorable. Every child starting school in West Dunbartonshire will get the best start to their education and the council is committed in providing everything they need for a lifetime of learning.

"I want to wish every child the best of luck Monday and all the very best for the future.”