Duncan Stewart celebrates his 100th birthday

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Saturday 27th June was a special day at Balhousie North Inch Care Home as Duncan Stewart celebrated his 100th birthday.

Surrounded by family and friends, Mr Stewart was presented with his telegram from the Queen by Bob Band, Depute Provost of Perth and Kinross.

Queens telegram

The telegram is a tradition dating back to 1917 which sees the Sovereign sending congratulatory messages to people celebrating notable birthdays and anniversaries such as 100th birthdays and 60th wedding anniversaries.

Mr Stewart was delighted with his personalised message from Queen Elizabeth II commenting that ‘it’s a great honour, how wonderful’. 

Staff at the care home arranged a party for Mr Stewart which was attended by relatives, other residents and a host of care staff from North Inch and North Grove. During this, he received a copy of the newspaper - Sunday Pictorial - from the day of his birth 100 years ago.

A great personality within NING

Home Manager, Sandra Brennan said: ‘reaching 100 is a massive achievement and we were thrilled and excited to celebrate this with Duncan. He is such a lovable personality within the home and it was great to see how happy he was surrounded by his loved ones. He really was delighted with his memorable gifts and messages.’