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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Inverness woman Agnes Buchanan Williams who is among the oldest in Scotland, is celebrating her 105th year today


By Staff Reporter

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Agnes Buchanan Williams celebrates her 105th birthday at Isobel Fraser Care Home. Picture: James Mackenzie
Agnes Buchanan Williams celebrates her 105th birthday at Isobel Fraser Care Home. Picture: James Mackenzie

An Inverness woman who is among the oldest in Scotland, is celebrating her 105th birthday today.

Agnes Buchanan Williams was born on October 15, 1916 in Clydebank and moved to Inverness after she was married.

Mrs Williams was born in the same year as writer Roald Dahl, actors Kirk Douglas and Olivia de Havilland and politician Harold Wilson.

While Mrs Williams is profoundly deaf, the staff around her at the Isobel Fraser Care Home in Inverness, said she has a great joy of life, and will be celebrating her birthday with friends and family.

She left school at 14 and started working in a Glasgow office, before taking night classes in bookkeeping. A friend and neighbour in Glasgow introduced Mrs Williams to her husband, Jimmy, and the couple were married in 1945.

They had two children, James Williams and Edna May Barker.

She has an interest in local and natural history – especially plants.

When not enjoying the outdoors, she likes to watch TV programmes about Scotland, along with news and Countdown, as well as reading the newspaper.

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