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“A Good Wee Dram” the Secret to Long Life for Scotswoman

A much-loved woman living in Inverness has celebrated her 105th birthday at Culduthel Care Home and has shared her secret to a long and happy life.

‘A good wee dram’ was one of the reasons centenarian, Marjorie Stuart attributes to her longevity. Plenty of laughter and keeping active were some other explanations she credits for her 105 years.

Now living in Culduthel Care Home, part of the Meallmore group, Marjorie Stuart née Campbell, turned 105 on 1 August 2022. She is the oldest resident in the care home and commemorated her milestone birthday with friends and family, where four generations were present.

Marjorie was born in 1917 and spent her childhood and adulthood in the small Scottish village of Conon Bridge. Marjorie was educated at Conon Bridge School and later Dingwall Academy, before she began a career in the Civil Service as a Secretary.

Marjorie later married the local vet, James, and together they had two children, Hamish and Deidre. Marjorie now has many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Denise Scott, care home manager of Culduthel Care Home said:
“Marjorie is an amazing lady and it was an absolute honour to celebrate her 105th birthday with her and her family here at Culduthel. 105 is an incredible age and it was great to see the joy on her face as 15 of her friends and family joined her to mark her special birthday.

“Marjorie continues to live a very full life and her positive outlook and can-do attitude stands her in good stead. She also tells me that the occasional ‘wee dram’ has helped her through her 105 years! I hear J&B Scotch Whisky is her favourite.”

Marjorie’s daughter, Deirdre said:
“My mum had a lovely get-together for her 105th birthday which was made perfect by the staff at Culduthel. There was a great buzz about the home and it was so nice to celebrate all together on the patio in the sunshine.

“My mum lives an amazing life – she’s a great story teller and is very sociable. She’s impressive as she continued curling up into her eighties, and now enjoys catching up on live sport on TV with a good whisky. Slainte to you, mum!”











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