Jessie Gallan, 109, the oldest woman in Scotland, on the one relationship secret that leads to longer life

The centenarian was born in a farm cottage that had just two rooms in 1906

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Jessie Gallan’s live has been long and rich and nutritionally sound.

The oldest woman in Scotland, who has just celebrated her 109th birthday on 2 January, puts her good health down to a staple breakfast of porridge and “plenty of exercise”.

But that isn’t the only thing that’s kept her going,

“My secret to a long life has been staying away from men,” she told the Daily Mail. “They're just more trouble than they're worth.”

 

Gallan was born in a farm cottage that had just two rooms in Aberdeenshire in 1906.

She left home aged just 13 and became a milkmaid.

She successfully managed never to get married.

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