Happy 100th, Isabella! Midlothian centenarian celebrates

PENICUIK: 100th birthday of Isa Rutherford at Pentland House Old People's Home.
PENICUIK: 100th birthday of Isa Rutherford at Pentland House Old People's Home.

Isabella Rutherford celebrated her 100th birthday last Friday with family and friends at Pentland House Care Home in Penicuik.

Born in Gorebridge, Isa was the second of three children to George and Charlotte Rutherford. She is an accomplished artist and a paint palette featured on her birthday cake.

She has two children, Douglas and Margaret, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Her recipe for longevity and a happy, healthy life? “Don’t sit around too much, enjoy yourself because you’re only here once, and a whisky at bedtime works wonders.”