residents celebrating 100th birthday with daughters and granddaughter

It’s an extra special time for resident Kristina Mathieson – and Balhousie Coupar Angus – as she celebrates her 100th birthday!

To mark this centenary occasion, she received a birthday card from King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla.

Kristina was born in 1922 in the Faroe Islands and came to Scotland in 1949 to Fair Isle in Shetland where she met her late husband, William Mathieson, a lighthouse keeper. Together, they raised 3 daughters, whilst living on various lighthouses around Scotland!

She was joined in celebrating by Balhousie staff and residents along with daughters Irene Miller and Elin Haddow and her granddaughter Maria Mathieson who flew in especially for the occasion from Baltimore, Maryland in the USA where she lives and works.

We all send our birthday wishes to Kristina and for an very special Christmas to follow.