More people than ever reaching 100 in Scotland
The number of people to reach the age of 100 has almost doubled in the last decade in Scotland.
Data shows that there are now 900 centurions living in Scotland in comparison to the 540 in 2005, a rise of 67 percent.
The vast majority of those reaching the age of 100 were females with just 120 men reaching the milestone.
Since 2005, there are 1.7 centenarians for every 10,000 people in the total population in 2015.
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