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Highland woman celebrates 105th birthday on Remembrance Day

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A woman who has lived through two world wars celebrated her 105th birthday on Remembrance Sunday.

Morag Cameron was born on November 9 1909 at her father’s croft at Inverroy, less than a mile from the home she shares today with her sister Joan, 97, in Roybridge.

A birthday card from the Queen arrived in the post on Saturday ahead of Miss Cameron’s special day.

She was the oldest twin of a family of eight, by her mother Mary Ann MacDonald and Angus Cameron.

Her twin brother Alasdair passed away when he was in his eighties.

Miss Cameron lived on the Lochaber croft until she was 14, when she moved to Fort William to work at the Nevis Bank Hotel, owned by her aunt Bella.

She returned to Roybridge in the 1950s and built the Roybridge Village Shop with her younger brother Angus.

She worked hard and managed the shop until her retirement when she was 60. She never married and during her retirement she enjoyed knitting socks and spending time with her brothers and sisters.

Unfortunately Miss Cameron’s memory is not very good, so she is unable to tell people what she remembers of the wars.

Miss Cameron celebrated her birthday at home with her sister Joan, who said: “We had a very nice quiet day. We had a few people popping in throughout the day. She didn’t have a big celebration. We had a big party for her 100th birthday in Roybridge Village Hall. She was up dancing at that.

“She says the secret to her long life has been hard work. She eats plenty of cheese and enjoys a dram at nights.”

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