One Hundred Years Young

Ward 5 at Stirling Community Hospital pushed the boat out to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of their patients. Mary Robertson, grandmother of Scottish crime writer Craig Robertson, held a small family party which was organised by local staff.

She was presented with flowers by NHS Forth Valley Chairman Alex Linkston and a birthday cake was provided by facilities company Serco. She also received a telegram from The Queen.

Still helping her neighbours when she was in her nineties, Mrs Roberston, who lived in Cambusbarron, is Mum to two girls and a boy, and has three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  At a party for her 90th birthday, when she didn’t want a fuss and said she would home before 7.00pm, she was still dancing at midnight with her younger sister, to the sound of Mustang Sally!