Candles In The Window
Daily Record|March 21, 2020
Family look on as locked-down Johnston marks 100th birthday
Rory Cassidy

A plucky pensioner pressed ahead with his 100th birthday – even though his family had to watch him blow out his candles through a window.

Johnston Gibson was supposed to have a huge party with 25 loved ones to celebrate becoming a centenarian.

He was also due to meet his six-week-old granddaughter for the first time.

But the Covid-19 outbreak meant the bash could not go ahead as the care home he lives in has been put on lockdown.

The retired farmer, who has five grandsons and six granddaughters, did not let that get in the way of his celebrations at Westfield Care Home in Lockerbie.

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