Family from across the travelled to Scotland this week to celebrate one Glasgow woman's very special birthday.

Children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mary Sullivan on April 11.

The impressive feat of living to see a century is made even more remarkable given her one in seven million family history, including having two sets of twins born on the same day, four years apart.

Mary's youngest son David said: "We are delighted to be celebrating and it is wonderful that people came from all over.

"Mum looked after us and we are so happy that we can celebrate with her. I think she is very pleased."

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Mary received her royal telegram on Monday, as well as a surprise birthday congratulation from Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd.

The mother of five was born at home on Hamilton Road, Broomhouse, on April 11, 1919 to Catherine and James Begbie, the youngest of five siblings.

Sadly, Mary never knew her father as he had died as a result of contracting Spanish Influenza before she was born.

Mary attended primary and secondary school in Mount Vernon in Glasgow before moving on to work in the office of the 24 Hour Sign Company in Shettleston.

A keen dancer, the young Mary Begbie met her husband Peter at a dance in the Masonic Hall in Uddingston in 1945, two years before they would marry.

In 1947, their eldest daughter Carole was born, followed three years later on October 9, 1952 by a set of twins, Morag and Peter.

A one in seven million chance led to another set of twins being born exactly four years later, Elspeth and David.

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As her children grew up, two of Mary's children moved to South Africa, where she and Peter enjoyed visiting for months at a time, while Mary also had a couple of part time jobs, including work at racecourse across the UK working for the Tote, before ending her career as an assistant nurse at Kirkland's Hospital in Bothwell.

She was a keen gardener and also devoted much of her time to looking after her grandchildren.

Unfortunately, Mary's husband Peter passed away in July 1998, and Mary later moved from their family home in Bothwell to accommodation in Uddingston.

The party, at the Castle Rooms, also in Uddingston, were just a short walk away from Croftbank House where Mary now lives.

Staff from the facility and council representatives joined Mary's family and friends at the celebration to make her day extra special, before the family enjoyed a quiet meal at one of their favourite restaurants in the evening.

Margaret Caldwell, manager at Croftbank House, said: “We’re honoured to celebrate Mary’s birthday with her, alongside her remarkable family.”