A sprightly great-gran who asked for a motorbike for her 90th birthday celebrated with around 30 neighbours social distancing in the street singing ‘happy birthday’ to her.
Annie Henderson, 90, was clueless about the surprise celebrations, and was so shy she didn’t want to venture out the house.
Great-gran-of-six Annie, who would ordinarily welcome neighbour’s children into her home before the coronavirus pandemic made that impossible, had no idea what was in store.
But the OAP danced with happiness she she saw how much effort had been put in to the birthday bash.
Annie also has three daughters, who all joined in the celebrations, and eight grandchildren.
Granddaughter Lia Hunter, 39, said Annie was thrilled by a piper who was hired to entertain her, and started dancing on the driveway of her home in Lochyside, Fort William, Scottish Highlands.
Lia said: “It was a big surprise but she doesn’t like the spotlight being on her.
“She had a dance in the driveway.
“If I have half her energy when I’m her age I will be happy.
“She is very energetic for her age.
“She really likes being outside in the garden.
“She is very active and loves knitting and baking.
“She’s always been very active and full of energy.
“She’s got a lot of friends around and she’s got a real zest for life.
“She’s got a lot of friends on the street who came out of the house for it.”
The piper played Happy Birthday and some Scottish jigs as around 30 friends, family and neighbours stood far apart from each other.
Younger sister Bella McInnes, 87, also went to the outdoors party on Weds (Oct 14).
Annie’s daughters Anne MacKenzie, 64, Helen Henderson, 63, and Rosemarie Henderson, 66, attended.
Mum-of-one Lia, who works as an early years teacher, added: “She was really excited.
“She said all she would like for her birthday was a piper.
“When we were out for a drive on Sunday, she said all she wanted was a motorbike for her birthday.
“Maybe we can go up and down the driveway.”