Two Barrhead residents now have a very important and treasured birthday gift.

Anna Lawns marked her 100th birthday on Friday, August 12 and was delighted to receive a birthday card from Queen Elizabeth II.

Anna lives at Bellfield Court on Paisley Road and was on cloud nine with her gift from The Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, September 8, aged 96 at her beloved Balmoral Castle.

Anna explained how she felt when she heard the news: “I was shocked, I don’t think anyone really expected it.

“I saw her meeting with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss on Tuesday, and she had looked so frail I was worried for her.”

The centenarian has three children – Mary, 78, Bill, 75, and 65-year-old Michael – as well as six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren.

Anna was born and raised in Barrhead, and aged 18, joined the RAF during the Second World War as an aircraft fitter.

Michael Hughes, Anna’s youngest son said: “Mum keeps the card sat out on a table where she can see it, it’s her most prized possession.

“It’s the first thing she gets out to show anyone who visits her.”

Anna added: “The Queen was a remarkable woman, she done her job so well and she also served in the forces which was a wonderful thing for her to do for her country.

“The people of Scotland have certainly showed their loyalty to their Queen over the past few days, she will never be forgotten.”

Another Barrhead centenarian who received birthday wishes from Her Majesty is Hannah Gebbie.

Hannah, who resides in The Firs Care Home, will celebrate her 102nd birthday this year on December 24.

On her 100th birthday two years ago, she received a telegraph from The Queen with birthday wishes alongside a photograph.

Anna Lawns (left) with her birthday card from The Queen and Hannah Gebbie (right) with her telegraph on her 100th birthdayNewsquest

The frame is hung proudly on the wall next to Hannah’s bed where she can see it.

Hannah said: “It’s great, I like my picture and my letter.”