Baby Anna makes up a fifth generation

In picture are (left to right) Margaret Rollo (95), Sarah Allison (23) with seven week old Anna Scott, Margaret Allison (53) and Rena Esplin (74).
In picture are (left to right) Margaret Rollo (95), Sarah Allison (23) with seven week old Anna Scott, Margaret Allison (53) and Rena Esplin (74).

A well -known family in Dunipace recently welcomed a new addition and marked a significant milestone - the fifth generation.

Anna Scott was born on Saturday, October 17 and grandmother Margaret, said she brought joy to the whole family.

The family is headed up by 95-year-old Margaret Rollo, and both she and daughter, Rena Esplin (74), live in Dunipace.

Margaret Allison (53) and daughter Sarah Allison (23) live in Robroyston with baby Anna Scott, who was born at Glasgow Royal Infirmary six weeks ago.

Rena’s husband sadly passed away earlier this year and after a difficult time for everyone, Anna was a welcome addition to the family.

Margaret said: “We’re all chuffed, we’ve had a bit of a year with my dad passing away.

“Wee Anna has just been a joy for us all and the whole family were happy to welcome her.”

Rena is now looking forward to hosting an “open-door” celebration for the family at Christmas time.

She said: “Everyone is familiar with Dunipace and they all come back here for family gatherings.

“We have bonfires out the back garden and we don’t need much of an excuse to have a celebration!

“At Christmas I have an open-door day and everyone can pop in throughout the day.

“We don’t have a meal as such but everyone will bring something along if the weather permits and we just enjoy each other’s company.”

Great-great grandmother Margaret was a keen bowler until the age of 88 when she gave it up. She was a member of Denny Bowling Club and

She is well known in the community as she worked as the lollipop woman at Dunipace Primary School for nine years and daughter, Rena, also worked at the old school and then the new school when it opened for 29 years as a caretaker.

The family grew up in Dunipace, opposite the old primary school and although some of them have moved away from the area, they all regularly come back to visit Rena and Margaret, who now lives in sheltered housing accommodation.

Rena said her mother keeps well and even got her hair done especially for the family photo.