A WEE COUNTY woman has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Sauchie care home.

Elizabeth Swarbrick, known as Bett, became a centenarian at Beechwood Park Care Home on Saturday, June 6.

Bett was born in Scone, Perth, back in 1920, and lived there until she was three years old.

She then moved to Alva and was brought up on a farm – where she developed a great love of nature.

Bett was married to Sam McGhie for 48 years until he sadly passed away.

Happily, she found love once again and remarried to a man named Wilfred Swarbrick – whom she spent 15 years with until he also passed.

Bett has outlived her two sons – Jim, who emigrated to Vancouver, and Freddy, who lived in Alva.

But she also has four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Bett's working life was spent in the textile industry in Alva and Alloa but, sadly, they have all closed.

Her secret to a long life is enjoying everything in moderation and she would never go somewhere in a bus or car if she could walk.

She has been a member of the Alva Baptist Kirk for all her life, and enjoyed carpet bowls and the Whist and Dominoes at the Darby and Joan club.

Due to current coronavirus restrictions, her family were unable to give her the party they had planned.

However, the staff in Dumyat Wing at Beechwood Park Care Home stepped up and made it a truly memorable day for her.

And she was proudly clutching her telegram from the queen when her family saw her from a distance on the big day.