Prince George will be sent a soft toy as a gift from "the people of Scotland".

Two charities will also receive £25,000 donations to celebrate his birth, First Minister Alex Salmond said.

The new baby will be able to play with a Cuddly Clyde toy, a miniature version of the animated green thistle which is the 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot.

The STV Appeal, which helps children and young people affected by poverty, and community funding charity Foundation Scotland will share £50,000.

Mr Salmond said: "The birth of any baby is a wonderful event and we want to mark the birth of Prince George with an appropriate gift from the people of Scotland.

"It's only right to continue the legacy of the royal wedding by giving a charitable donation to celebrate Prince George's arrival. Two charities will receive a share of £50,000 on behalf of the people of Scotland, Foundation Scotland and The STV Appeal; charities that make a remarkable difference, particularly to the lives of Scotland's children through the likes of Barnardo's Scotland, CHILDREN 1st and Aberlour.

"We will also make sure that Prince George can be part of the build-up to the Commonwealth Games by sending him a special Cuddly Clyde' mascot of his own, sporting a stylish hand knitted jumper by Doreen Brown who created the knitwear that made Shetland ponies a global sensation."

At a Highland games event yesterday in the north of Scotland, the Prince of Wales received baby gifts from wellwishers.

Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, was attending the Mey Games in Caithness in his role as chieftain of the event. He was greeted with a banner that was draped from a nearby building featuring a stork carrying a bundle with a baby and crown, and the words: ''Hi grampa.''