Janet Mackay on her 109th birthday
|Birth:||26 March 1910|
Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, Scotland
|Age:||109 years, 330 days|
Janet Mackay was born near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland, UK, on 26 March 1910. She came from a farming family and moved around a lot when she was younger. She married Alistair Mackay in 1935 while living in Dalmahoy, Scotland. A year later, she gave birth to their eldest son, Sandy. The family moved first to Carrick Knowe and then to West Lothian. Before World War II, Mackay worked as a nanny, but during the war she became an insurance agent.
In 2013, Mackay moved to a nursing home in Broxburn, Scotland, in order to be closer to her son, Donald. As of 2019, she has three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mackay has been the oldest living woman in Scotland since the death of Annie Lean on 19 April 2019. She subsequently became the oldest living person in Scotland following the death of Alf Smith on 4 August 2019.
- West Lothian lady now believed to be oldest in country Daily Record, 10 May 2019