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Moffat "supper" gran still frying at 90

Bettina Dawson Credit: ITV News Border

A 90-year-old chip shop worker from Dumfries and Galloway is thought to be the world's longest-serving chip shop worker.

Bettina Dawson, who still works six nights a week, has served around half a million fish suppers in her 77 years of working at The Moffat Chippy.

Mrs Dawson started helping her parents out behind the counter in 1936 and apart from working at a munitions factory during the second world war, she has worked there ever since.


Pictures: Supergran prepares for take off

Mrs Scott still drives and has just bought a new car Credit: ITV News Border

Mrs Scott's son Dougie arranged the helicopter flight through a family friend, and pilot Murray Grierson from Dumfries was only more than happy to help:

"Mrs Scott will certainly be the oldest passenger I have ever taken on a pleasure flight. I hear she's quite a character though. I'm sure she will love it."

Neighbours in Carsethorn watch as the helicopter comes in to land Credit: ITV News Border
The helicopter coming in to land Credit: ITV News Border
The pilot, Murray Grierson from Dumfries, walks Mrs Scott to the helicopter Credit: ITV News Border
No going back now as the pilot straps supergran in Credit: ITV News Border

Dougie decided to join his mum in the passenger seat.

Margaret's son Dougie decides to join her Credit: ITV News Border


98-year-old celebrates birthday with a helicopter flight

Great-grandmother Margaret Scott Credit: ITV News Border

Margaret Scott is celebrating her 98th birthday in a very unique way this year- by taking a ride in a helicopter.

The great-grandmother from Carsethorn, near Dumfries, has only been in an aircraft once before, and that was on a three seater plane on a family holiday to Whitley Bay in 1935.

Mrs Scott, known locally as "wee granny", lives independently in her own house and still frequently drives.

She recently bought herself a new car and said she was "upset" that it only came with a three year warranty.

She has always wanted to take a helicopter flight and her son Dougie managed to arrange it for her special birthday.