Catherine celebrates her 100th birthday

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A FORMER resident of Arbroath who was treasurer of the local cancer relief group celebrated her 100th birthday last month.

Catherine McGregor, who now lives Bearsden, first came to the town in 1952 where she ran a newsagents in Guthrie Port with her husband, Duncan.

After he died in 1954, Mrs McGregor, who lived in Elliot Street, then worked for Neil and Gibb, which subsequently became Neill and Mackintosh for 27 years.

She was also actively involved in the local cancer relief group and held the position of treasurer for 12 years. Mrs McGregor left the town in 1985 to move to Bearsden to be closer to her daughter, Helen.

She celebrated her 100th birthday on December 15 with a birthday lunch at the Buchanan Castle Golf Club where Jill Aitkenhead, depute Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire presented her with a card from the Queen.

Pictured are from left – Helen MacGregor, daughter; Catherine McGregor and the depute Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Jill Aitkenhead.