MORE than 100 well-wishers gathered in Clacks recently to mark the 100th birthday of Dollar woman Dorothy Baird.

She became a centenarian on July 27, celebrating with family at the Parklands Care Home in Alloa.

The next day saw a huge party in Dollar, where she lived up until recently, at the Burnside Hall with more than 100 friends flocking to the Wee County from as far as Town Yetholm in the Borders.

Born Dorothy Turnbull, she was brought up in Glasgow and worked at the Co-operation of Trained Nurses as a secretary before the NHS was formed.

She still proudly keeps her testimonial from her boss, which she received upon leaving in 1945, to this day.

Dorothy used to be an avid tennis player and met late husband Richard on the courts all those years ago.

Her daughter Anne Baird recounted the story, saying: "She missed a lob and she swore.

"The man on the next court said: 'Tut-tut' – or something like that. And then they got married!"

The romance only blossomed from there and last year on her 99th birthday Dorothy met Andy Murray, recounting the story to the tennis star.

Musing, Andy admitted he has been known to swear on the courts himself after missing lobs.

Anne reckons staying active definitely contributed to her mother hitting triple digits, adding: "That and her great spirit for enjoying life. And the Sherry every night."

Dorothy moved to Dollar around 10 years ago, having lived in Glasgow and in the Borders previously.

Anne said she had an "absolute ball" at the birthday party, to which she arrived in a Rolls Royce Phantom.

Friends old and new flocked to Dollar from across the country with four generations of extended family also in attendance.

Dorothy was the only girl born into the Turnbull family for 94 years, something that had not changed until the arrival of great-great niece Abbie in 2012 (pictured) and her little sister Erin three years later.

The sociable lady keeps busy, taking part in all the activities in the care home where she now resides and gets regular visits from three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Moreover, she also attended the 100th birthday party of fellow centenarian Ruet Roe at the weekend.

The duo met at a weekly lunch club in the town a few years ago and both have now joined the 100-year-old club, receiving a card from the Queen.