|Birth:||12 May 1880|
Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)
|Death:||7 September 1988|
Comrie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, UK
|Age:||108 years, 118 days|
Margaret Ruth Dundas (formely Watson; 12 May 1880 – 7 September 1988) was a Sri Lankan-Scottish centenarian who is the currently oldest known person ever born in Sri Lanka.
Ruth Dundas was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on 12 May 1880. Her father worked a tea plantation. She moved to Scotland at the age of 10.
She married Rennie Watson in 1914, but while in the Nigerian Navy, he died four years later.
She remarried Rev. Neville Dundas in 1921. Neville died in 1935.
Ruth Dundas died in her sleep in Comrie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, UK on 7 September 1988 (8 September according to her obituary) at the age of 108 years, 118 days (108 years, 119 days according to her obituary).
- Mrs Dundas celebrates her 107th birthday Perthshire Advertiser, 12 May 1987
- Happy birthday 108 years old! Perthshire Advertiser, 13 May 1988
- Death of a third Tayside centenarian this week Dundee Courier, 9 September 1988