Lizzie reaches 100

Lizzie Scott who lives in Willowbank Nursing Home Carnoustie celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday. Pictured with her are, depute Angus Provost Peter Murphy and Ian Stirling deput lieutenent of Angus.
Lizzie Scott who lives in Willowbank Nursing Home Carnoustie celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday. Pictured with her are, depute Angus Provost Peter Murphy and Ian Stirling deput lieutenent of Angus.

A GREAT great grandmother who lives in Carnoustie celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday.

Lizzie Scott, a resident at Willowbank Nursing Home, was joined by friends and family to help celebrate her special day.

She was born and brought up and Dundee and married her husband, John, in 1936.

She worked as a weaver and in 1952 they emigrated to Australia with their children Muriel and James. She continued to work in hotels during their time’Down Under’.

They returned to Dundee in 1955 and Mrs Scott then became a home help.

She also has four grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

She moved to Willowbank two years ago and has still retained her love of poetry.

So much so that she recited the whole of ‘To a Mouse’ at the Burns Supper the home held last month and then played the didgeridoo at their recent Australia Day celebrations

Mrs Scott puts her longevity down to a good sense of humour and working hard.

Joining her friends and family for a party at Willowbank on Thursday were Depute Lord Lieutenant of Angus Ian Stirling and Depute Provost Peter Murphy.