Happy 102nd birthday Isobel

Isobel Hirst from Oban was 102 on June 7 2022, and celebrated with a wee dance in her garden.

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Oban’s Isobel Hirst celebrated her 102nd birthday on Tuesday June 7 with a wee dance in her garden.

In 1920, Amelia Earhart took her first flight, all women gained the right to vote in the US, the Olympic flag made its debut, the League of Nations was established and Agatha Christie published her debut novel.

Meanwhile, in Gowanbrae, Oban, Isobel was born. Her father Allan Wall was a dentist. More than a century later, the town is still home to her.

Isobel’s daughter Lorna Hirst said: ‘She still has her wee flat on Duncraggan Road up near the tower, but spends most of her time in her sheltered house in Cupar, near family.

‘She loves to sing traditional songs and had a wee dance in the garden on her birthday when local musicians came in to play tunes for her. She adores Oban, which will always be home to her.’