ANOTHER set of twins have made a flying start to their school days in Inverclyde.

Brothers Isaac and Jacob Robin started their education at Kilmacolm Primary, taking the total number of similar siblings across the area this year to five.

The boys slipped under the radar because they have started P1 slightly earlier, aged four-and-a-half.

Isaac and Jacob are the only twins beginning their primary education this year who don't hail from Greenock.

As reported in the Tele last week, the other sets in the class of 2018 are: Cate and Elle Canning and James and Louis Reid, all Ardgowan Primary, All Saints duo Connor and Macey Murdoch and Harry and Jack O'Donnell, who attend St Patrick's.

The Inverclyde twin rate is down from the record 19 pairs in 2015, with more than a dozen sets in each of the last two years.

But Jacob and Isaac have helped boost the 2018 total.

Mum Kirsten, who is originally from Greenock and now lives in Kilmacolm, said: "Because they were in the nursery it's not been an issue for them coming to school, they know most of the class already.

"Isaac says he can't wait to be able to read so he can read me a story and Jacob is desperate to stay for a school lunch of fish and chips!

"They're four-and-a-half - their birthday is on December 23 - so they are quite young to be starting school.

"I'm from Greenock, all my family are, but my husband Jonathan is from the village and went to Kilmacolm Primary, so it's nice for him to see the boys go to school here."

Head teacher Simone McCredie was delighted to welcome another set of twins to the fold and says Jacob and Isaac are already 'doing very well'.

Mrs McCredie said: "They've been settling in perfectly, all the P1s have.

"We have a few sets of twins in the school and it's great to welcome Jacob and Isaac along to join them."