Jean celebrates her 100th

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JEAN Maciver of Shawbost joined the exclusive Century Club recently.

As she celebrated her 100th birthday she revealed the secret of her great age and good health: “I think that was just down to good food and good drink.”

The former teacher at Shawbost, Point Carloway and Bragar schools was surrounded by friends and relations from around the country last week to mark the happy occasion. A niece was also due to fly in from Canada.

Jean, who never married and had six brothers, which explained her pet name Girly, downplayed the significance of the milestone she had reached and the telegram from the Queen and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. It was never something she actually wanted.

She said: “Ach, I don’t think people should want to live as long as this. Why would you? It just happens and there is nothing you can do about it.”