KATIE ANDERSON has "no complaints" after celebrating her 103rd birthday in style.

Tea, cakes and sandwiches were on the menu as friends, family and staff at Bandrum Nursing Home came together for her big party on Friday.

The birthday girl told the Press: "I'm so pleased that they all came. It's gorgeous.

"I don't feel old at all and this is just another day to me. I can have no complaints!

"I'd like to say they take such good care of me here."

She moved in at Bandrum in 2017, and Katharine Spence, general manager, recalls a memorable chat on the day of her admission.

Speaking to the remarkable 103-year-old at her party, Katharine said: "You were admitted here on Vera Lynn's 100th birthday. And when I said to you that it was Vera Lynn's birthday, you said, 'I never liked the woman'."

In response, Katie laughed: "Well, we got so much of her during the war!"

Katie's daughter, Wilma, said people couldn't believe her mum's age.

She said: "What can you say? It's amazing.

"She says the secret to a long life is no smoking and no drinking, as well as having good genes and good living!

"I don't think she had any big parties when she was younger, so she's more than making up for that now.

"She loves all the chatter with everyone that stays and works here."

Katie was born on November 8, 1916, in the village of Findochty, on the shores of the Moray Firth.

She joined the WAFS (Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron) in 1941 and was demobbed in 1946.

She would join up again for another two years on a bounty scheme, before being demobbed for a second time in 1948.

That same year, she was one of the women who represented the WAAFs at the Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Katie also met architect Willie Anderson that year and they were married in March 1949; Wilma was born nine years later.

The married couple started life in a Glasgow flat before moving to Lenzie, where they built their own bungalow.

They then moved to Strathaven and South Queensferry, before settling in Dalgety Bay.

After Willie died in 1998, Katie sold the house and got a new flat overlooking the Forth.

After a period of poor health and gardening work getting too much for her, she decided she could no longer live by herself and moved in to Bandrum in Saline.