Margaret Young celebrates her 102nd birthday at Lesmahagow home

Former missionary Margaret Young celebrated her 102nd birthday with a party at her home in Auchlochan, Lesmahagow, last week.

Margaret (nee Halliday) was born in Edwardian times, on July 25, 1909.

Her father was a baker in Shettleston with his own business, and Margaret was the eldest of his three children.

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When she was still very young, her family emigrated to Canada and Margaret was educated in Toronto.

But, during her time in college, she felt a real call to be a missionary in Africa.

For more on this, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.

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