Faithlie Care Home hosted a party on Monday afternoon to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of its residents, Margaret Pert.
Balloons, banners and songs filled the halls of Faithlie Care Home as residents turned out to wish Margaret all the best on reaching her 100th birthday, a day made more special with a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen.
The rain could not even dampen the spirits of the day, which Margaret shared with her large family which included her children and grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
Margaret was born on July 30, 1912 at Kennedy’s Buildings, Longhaven.
Leaving school at age 14, she cycled to work each day to Cruden Bay, working in the laundry of the Station Hotel.
It was in 1933 that she married her husband, Alexander Pert, at Boddam, going on to have a family of four.
In total she had four children, two girls in Margaret (77) and Stella (72, and two boys in Steven (78) and Ernest, who sadly died aged two-and-a-half in 1952.
Alexander Pert died in 1965, aged 55.
Margaret lived alone at Queens Crescent, Rosehearty, until June of last year, when she moved to live in Faithlie Care Home.
Today, Margaret has a family of nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.