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Birthdays during a global pandemic are bound to be different than usual.
People may be unable to celebrate with family and friends due to government guidelines on social distancing, but they have been finding other ways to make their days special.
This is how some of Kintyre’s birthday boys and girls spent their day. Happy birthday to everyone celebrating a lockdown birthday.
Cooper Scally was eight years old yesterday, May 14. He has been isolating with his mum Zoey and dad Greg since before the schools went off, as Cooper is at high risk. All the family are missing him very much. His auntie Janna, uncle Graham, wee Graham, Sonny and baby Janna wished Cooper a huge happy eighth birthday.
Harvey Smith turned eight yesterday, May 14. His mum Louise said: ‘We made sure he had a fantastic time celebrating,’ adding: ‘We love you so, so much. Sending you lots of love, from Mum, Peter, Rockatanksy and all your family.’
Naomi White from Drumlemble turned three on May 5. She had lots of fun playing with her brothers and had a mini disco with lots of dancing with her family on FaceTime to sing happy birthday. She also went a little ride on her new bike before bed.
Cole Marshall-McCallum celebrated his first birthday on April 28. He thoroughly enjoyed his chocolate birthday cake with his three-year-old brother, Jordan. Cole made the most of his day by dressing up and having a celebration in the garden.
Mya Maccormick celebrated her eighth birthday on May 10. She enjoyed her day at home in Carradale with her family.
Jack Lawson from Campbeltown turned nine on May 9. Jack’s family said: ‘Happy birthday Jack-a-boo, we can celebrate soon, lots of love and hugs from the whole family!’
Jamie Macphee from Campbeltown will be seven tomorrow, May 16. Jamie’s mummy, daddy and big sister Lynsey wish him a big happy birthday.
Jack Campbell from Campbeltown celebrated his 11th birthday on Tuesday, May 12, with a big Kinder cheesecake and a new steering wheel for his Xbox. His mum and big sister Leanna wished him happy birthday.
Laila MacMillan turned two on March 22. She had fun playing with her mud kitchen and received video calls, as well as presents left at the door and singing through the window from her godmother. Mum Michelle said: ‘We can’t wait to celebrate with family and friends when it’s safe to do so.’
Jamie Stevenson from Campbeltown turned eight on April 6. He had great fun doing a treasure hunt organised by his auntie Chloe and had some special FaceTime calls from the family. The only thing missing was his friends who he can’t wait to see again soon.
Louisa Graham who lives near Campbeltown turned six on Tuesday, May 12. She spent her day at home having a party lunch with her family and enjoyed riding her new bike between showers.