Double Delight in Inverclyde: Twin Sets Set to Join Primary Schools

“Twinverclyde” Gears Up for Second Largest Influx of Twins in Primary School


An upcoming school term in Inverclyde, Scotland, is set to witness an extraordinary event as the region prepares to welcome the second largest group of twins on record starting primary school.

With 17 sets of twins slated to enter primary one on August 18, local schools are bracing for this notable influx.

The moniker “Twinverclyde” has colloquially emerged, acknowledging the region’s reputation for having a notably high concentration of twins.

The previous instance of such an occurrence was in 2015, when 19 sets of twins embarked on their educational journey in the region.


Gathering for a Dress Rehearsal

In preparation for their first day, most of the incoming 2023 class gathered at St Patrick’s Primary School in Greenock for a dress rehearsal.

This event marks a significant step as these young learners take the first stride towards formal education.

Among the 17 sets of twins, 15 were present, showcasing the eagerness and excitement that envelop this milestone moment.

Twin Power in Inverclyde Schools


St Patrick’s Primary School and Ardgowan Primary School stand out as the institutions receiving the highest number of twin pairs, with three sets each joining their respective primary one classes.

The cumulative count of twins in Inverclyde from 2013 to date is an impressive 147 sets, averaging at approximately 13 sets per year.

This noteworthy concentration of twins has made Inverclyde synonymous with the playful yet apt moniker, “Twinverclyde.”

Anticipation and Tradition

Graeme Brooks, the depute provost of Inverclyde Council, expressed his enthusiasm for this recurring event, describing it as an annual tradition in the region to warmly embrace twins starting primary school.


The excitement among students, parents, and educators is palpable as the new term approaches.

Seeing the young pupils adorned in their uniforms during the dress rehearsal fosters a sense of anticipation for the official commencement of the school year.

A Vision of Education and Community

Brooks emphasized the significance of schools as thriving spaces nurtured by the collaboration of children, staff, and families.

The fruitful investment in Inverclyde’s education infrastructure has resulted in modernized and improved school facilities, such as the rebuilt and reopened St Patrick’s Primary School in 2016.


The educational journey of each student contributes to the vitality of these institutions.

As the next generation takes their initial steps in this academic voyage, the community and educators alike wish them the best for the educational chapters that lie ahead.

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