Oldest woman in Scotland warns ‘stay away from men’ for a longer life

It’s a bit grim

An Aberdonian woman has claimed that healthy living and avoiding relationships will lead to a longer life.

The High Street wouldn’t be the same if couples didn’t pollute the streets with their highly publicised displays of affection.


But this 109-year-old cynic claims happy ever after will put you in the grave far quicker.

Jessie Gallan has never been married and doesn’t want to be. She said: “Men are more trouble than their worth.

“I also made sure that I got plenty of exercise and eat a nice warm bowl of porridge every morning.”

The centarian was a milkmaid and a waitress in her younger days: “It’s amazing to see how completely different the world is now from the one I grew up in.”

A carer at Jessie’s care home said: “Jessie is a lovely woman. She has got her best friend here … and they are always together,” she told STV News last year.

Another carer said: “She still has her wits about her and she’s amazing.”