One of Scotland’s oldest women has died at the age of 106.
Annie Stratton lived all her life in Perth and was still staying in her Fortingall Place home on her own until being recently taken into Perth Royal Infirmary where she died.
Her funeral was held onThursday at Perth Crematorium.
The eldest of 12 children, Annie is survived by brothers Chic and ‘Barrel’, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Born in the Fair City’s Meal Vennel in 1912, she was only two when her father went off to the First World War.
She didn’t have the best of starts in life as, apart from her father being away fighting on the Western Front, four of her brothers and sisters, Susan, David, Mary and Ina, died in infancy.
Among the battles her father took part in was the Battle of the Somme.
Soon after it, he was captured by the Germans and spent the rest of that conflict as a prisoner of war.
One of Annie’s nieces, Lorraine Anderson, said: “My aunt Annie led a full and active life and was still going out and about until around five years ago.
“She stayed in her own house until a couple of months ago.
“She started work aged 14 in Stewart’s Leather Shop in Perth High Street and also worked at Coats threading and weaving, the Royal Naval Stores and as a cleaner at Perth Art Gallery, the Bank of Scotland and Leslie’s the printers.
“Annie worked on past retiral age.
“She married her husband, Alec, in 1946 and he passed away in 2001.
“Annie was a widow for 17 years but, right up until earlier this year, she was an active lady and a real character who made a great impression on all who met her.”
Scotland’s oldest woman is Marjorie Burton, who is 109, and Scotland’s oldest man is Alfred Smith, from St Madoes, who is also 109.