Tom Lennox, one of our residents at Balhousie Luncarty care home, turned 100 today. To celebrate, family, fellow residents and staff gathered for songs, dancing and birthday cake at the Perthshire home.

Tom had a visit from son Brian Lennox, daughter-in-law Isabel and The Courier newspaper, who covered the story. Tom, who was born in Cumbria and lived for many  years with his wife Mary in Oban, chatted about his days in the RAF as an aircraft fitter.

Tom was an avid radio ham and gardener. He still loves to listen to music – and the charity Music in Hospitals and Care obliged with a medley of classical, musical theatre and other songs. Looking dapper in a tartan tie, Tom blew out the candles on no less than three different birthday cakes – baked by Luncarty staff member Louise.

Said Home Manager Lynn Phillips: “Tom is a delight and always brings cheer with his stories and jokes. It was an honour to celebrate his 100th with him.”

The family plan another celebration with family members this weekend in Perth. Tom is a proud parent of five, grandfather and great-grandfather.