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Scotland's oldest known living people

Scotland's oldest known living person, Marion Dawson, on her 109th birthday (source: https://www.houstonkillellankirk.org/church-record)

  1. Marion Dawson (b. 19 Jan 1913), 109, of Houston, Renfrewshire
  2. Isabella Donald (b. 12 Dec 1913), 108, of Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire
  3. Ethel McKay (b. 2 Nov 1914), 107, of Cupar, Fife
  4. Ailsa Stewart (b. 21 Dec 1914), 107, of Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute (b. India)
  5. David Crawford (b. 21 Mar 1915), 107, of Haddington, East Lothian (male)
  6. Anne Stewart (b. 22 Mar 1915), 107, of Dalkeith, Midlothian (birthday not confirmed)
  7. Anonymous (b. 10 Apr 1915), 107, of Glasgow (birthday not confirmed)
  8. Christina Paterson (b. 28 May 1915), 106, of Cupar, Fife
  9. Annie McCaskie (b. 4 Jul 1915), 106, of Biggar, South Lanarkshire
  10. David Thomson (b. 17 Aug 1915), 106, of Forth, South Lanarkshire (male)
  11. Elizabeth Farquharson (b. 18 Aug 1915), 106, of Edinburgh
  12. Alice Goode (b. 30 Sep 1915), 106, of Inverness, Highland
  13. Anonymous (b. 3 Oct 1915), 106, of Aberdeen
  14. Anonymous (b. 4 Nov 1915), 106, of Denny, Falkirk
  15. Mabel Graham (b. 20 Feb 1916), 106, of Largs, North Ayrshire
  16. Cathy Smith (b. 22 Feb 1916), 106, of Montrose, Angus
  17. Agnes McAlpine (b. 1 Mar 1916), 106, of Edinburgh

Currently 27 people known aged 105+ (true number likely 45-50) 

Trivia & factoids

Marion Dawson is currently the thirtieth-oldest person in Scotland ever, whilst Isabella Donald is sixty-fifth. 

David Crawford and David Thomson are the ninth and thirteenth-oldest men in Scotland ever respectively.

Elizabeth Farquharson and her late sister Anne Robson (1911-2020) are the oldest known pair of Scottish siblings ever, with a combined age of 215 years, 17 days.

Cathy Smith regularly attended the gym until she was 104, when she was forced to stop due to COVID. At the age of 106, she is still able to perform high-kicks!

 


   
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Scotland's oldest known living people (update)

Marion Dawson in June 2022 (source)

  1. Marion Dawson (b. 19 Jan 1913), 109, of Houston, Renfrewshire
  2. Isabella Donald (b. 12 Dec 1913), 108, of Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire
  3. Ethel McKay (b. 2 Nov 1914), 107, of Cupar, Fife
  4. Ailsa Stewart (b. 21 Dec 1914), 107, of Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute (b. India)
  5. David Crawford (b. 21 Mar 1915), 107, of Haddington, East Lothian (male)
  6. Anne Stewart (b. 22 Mar 1915), 107, of Dalkeith, Midlothian
  7. Anonymous (b. 10 Apr 1915), 107, of Glasgow
  8. Annie McCaskie (b. 4 Jul 1915), 107, of Biggar, South Lanarkshire
  9. Elizabeth Farquharson (b. 18 Aug 1915), 107, of Edinburgh (birthday not confirmed)
  10. Alice Goode (b. 30 Sep 1915), 107, of Inverness, Highland
  11. Anonymous (b. 3 Oct 1915), 107, of Aberdeen (birthday not confirmed)
  12. Anonymous (b. 4 Nov 1915), 106, of Denny, Falkirk
  13. Mabel Graham (b. 20 Feb 1916), 106, of Largs, North Ayrshire
  14. Cathy Smith (b. 22 Feb 1916), 106, of Montrose, Angus
  15. Agnes McAlpine (b. 1 Mar 1916), 106, of Edinburgh
  16. Anonymous (b. 30 Sep 1916), 106, of Aberdeen (birthday not confirmed)
  17. John Dougall (b. 3 Oct 1916), 106, of Dunoon, Argyll and Bute (male, birthday not confirmed)

Deaths in 2022 (aged 106+)

  • Nettie Anderson (20 Dec 1915 – 14 Jan 2022), 106, of Greenock, Inverclyde
  • Winnie Campbell (5 Jan 1916 – 28 Feb 2022), 106, of Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
  • Christina Paterson (28 May 1915 – 27 Apr 2022), 106, of Cupar, Fife
  • Harriet Moss (23 Jun 1915 – c. May 2022), 106, of Edinburgh (b. England)
  • David Thomson (17 Aug 1915 – 7 Jun 2022), 106, of Forth, South Lanarkshire (male)
  • Elsie Archer (4 May 1914 – 14 Jul 2022), 108, of Edinburgh (b. England)

 


   
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A list of the 5 oldest known men in Scotland (including 2 anonymous men I only learned about yesterday), although it's very possible there could be other anonymous men aged 105+:

  1. David Crawford (b. 21 Mar 1915), 107, of Haddington, East Lothian
  2. Anonymous (b. 9 Oct 1915), 107, of Renfrewshire
  3. John Dougall (b. 3 Oct 1916), 106, of Forth, South Lanarkshire (birthday not confirmed)
  4. Alec Rubenstein (b. 18 Feb 1917), 105, of Edinburgh
  5. Anonymous (b. 15 Sep 1917), 105, of Edinburgh (b. England)

   
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Happy belated birthday to Hugh! He is believed to be the second-oldest living man in Scotland, behind David Crawford of Haddington.

 

http://www.supercentenariditalia.it/persone-viventi-piu-longeve-in-italia


   
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http://www.supercentenariditalia.it/persone-viventi-piu-longeve-in-italia


   
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Unfortunately, both Isabella Donald and Ethel McKay have passed away in the last month, leaving 107-year-old Ailsa Stewart as the second-oldest known living person in Scotland.

https://www.stevenstewartfunerals.co.uk/funeral-details

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/obituaries/5044486/daughters-tribute-to-108-year-old-isabella-donald-of-inverurie/

At this point though I'd say the chances of Ailsa Stewart legitimately being the second-oldest person in Scotland is fairly unlikely. Before the pandemic began, many centenarians were reported on due to visits from local mayors or Lord Lieutenants, so with many centenarians now being wary of unnecessary contact due to the pandemic, I'd say it's more likely than not that there's at least one person in Scotland who is not currently known about aged 108+. 


   
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