2019-08-04 16:25:54 UTC
RIP ALF Tributes paid to Scotland’s oldest man Alf Smith after death, aged 111
4 Aug 2019, 14:04
Updated: 4 Aug 2019, 15:05
RIBUTES have been paid to Scotland's oldest man who died aged 111.
Alf Smith celebrated the milestone birthday in March of this year.
Now it's understood that the record holder, from St Madoes in Perthshire, has passed away.
Alfred shared the honour with Bob Weighton, from Alton in Hampshire, who turned 111 on the same day.
At the time of his death, Alf had lived through two world wars and 29 general elections.
The fifth of six sons in his family, he was born in Invergowrie like his father and grandfather before him.
Mr Smith emigrated to Canada in his late teens but returned to Scotland five years later.
Tributes have now been paid to the pensioner after his death.
Perth councilor Eric Drysdale confirmed the news on Twitter this afternoon.
And he expressed his sadness at the news.
Mr Drysdale said on Twitter: "Sad to hear this morning that Scotland’s oldest man, @PerthandKinross based Alf Smith of St Madoes has passed way aged 111 years and 128 days.
CllrEricDrysdale SNP @perthrover
Sad to hear this morning that Scotland’s oldest man, @PerthandKinross based Alf Smith of St Madoes has passed way aged 111 years and 128 days. When he was 100 he bought a new washing machine and decided on a 10 year extended warranty! Optimism seems to be the key to a long life