Peggy turns 100 at Scoonie House

Margaret (Peggy) celebrated her 100th birthday at Scoonie House in Fife with a party at the end of October and a visit from some very special guests.

Peggy celebrated her big day with the care team, residents, friends and family, she is the oldest resident at Scoonie House and has been living at the Windygates Road care home since April 2005. Deputy Lord Lieutenant Liz Childs and Councillor Charles Haffey joined Peggy on her special day to wish her ‘Many Happy Returns’, Councillor Charles Haffey also presented Peggy with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of Fife Council.


Born on 20th October 1916 in Denbeath, Peggy has lived in Windygates for many decades. She and her husband Pete were a regular sight in the local area in the mid 1930s, driving their horse and cart from which they sold everyday household products and groceries door to door. In due course, the horse and cart were exchanged for a van, and later still the couple opened a shop in Windygates.

In their spare time, Peggy and Pete loved to take day trips to the countryside on their motorbike. Peggy, riding pillion, was known to say: “Just coup me ower and I’ll fa’ aff!”

Peggy was a great knitter, and still owns a doll that is dressed in knitted clothes. The couple had no children, however Peggy’s friend Audrey Mearns – a retired care home worker from a former home where Peggy lived – visits regularly and has organised the birthday gathering.

Melanie McDonald, Home Manager at Scoonie House, says: “Peggy is a much loved member of the Scoonie House family and we are delighted to be celebrating her 100th birthday. We are looking forward to seeing her opening her card from The Queen.”

Scoonie House provides specialist residential and dementia care in a converted Victorian home for up to 36 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Scoonie House  and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5534 or

Scoonie House

Home Manager

Melanie MacDonald


Windygates Road,

0808 223 5534
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