Scotland’s oldest man has died at the age of 111

(BBC) – Scotland’s oldest man, Alfred Smith, has died at the age of 111.

Mr Smith, known as Alf, celebrated his last birthday on 29 March, the same day as Britain’s other oldest man, Robert Weighton .

The former lorry driver and farmer, from St Madoes, Perthshire, died on Saturday night.

Councillor Eric Drysdale paid tribute to Mr Smith, who credited porridge and having an enjoyable job for his long life.

The SNP Perth and Kinross councillor tweeted: “Sad to hear this morning that Scotland’s oldest man, Perth and Kinross based Alf Smith of St Madoes has passed way aged 111 years and 128 days.

“When he was 100 he bought a new washing machine and decided on a 10 year extended warranty! Optimism seems to be the key to a long life.”

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