A BORDERS woman has celebrated her 100th birthday – becoming the first person in the region to get a card from King Charles III.

Elsie Cameron has been a resident of Galahill House for the past six years.

And last week a tea party with all the residents and staff at the home was held to celebrate the momentous occasion.

Elsie – who boasts that she can still touch her toes – revealed the secret to longevity.

“Fresh air, keeping active and plain, good food,” she said.

At the beginning of the pandemic, Elsie did a radio interview advocating the benefits of receiving the coronavirus vaccine as care homes were part of the first groups to receive the jag.

She also represented the residents of Galahill House in 2019 when the home won a Galashiels in Bloom award for its garden.

During WW2 Elsie was a typist at steel producer Dorman Long.

She was among the women who stepped in and took over the men’s jobs at the company when they were called to war.