Scotland's oldest man turns 106
Sam Latter has seen more than a century of fighting, football, business and live.The oldest man in Scotland celebrated his 106th birthday on Monday by recalling tales from his long life to his relatives and friends.Sam was born on January 4, 1904, in Glasgow as the son of a Jewish immigrant master tailor and spent his childhood there.One of his early memories is that of his brother wanting a kilt."My brother Wee Alfie wanted this kilt and my father wouldn't make him one. He said it would take 12 yards of material and he could make three suits with that."The First World War broke out and Alfie went north to join the Gordon Highlanders. I said 'what for?' and he said 'because they wear kilts'," the pint-sized grandfather said. After playing professional football for Third Lanark for some years, Sam moved to Edinburgh to start sweet shops with wife Flora.During the Second World War he enrolled into service with the RAF and trained pilots, from which he retired in 1973.He now lives in Strachan House care home in Edinburgh.Scotland's previous oldest man, Bob Taggart of Rutherglen, died in August, after turning 109.Discuss on the Confetti forumsSee Confetti's advice about how to throw a perfect birthday party.?How to throw a great birthday partyWondering what to buy a friend or loved one for their birthday? Confetti has plenty of gift ideas for all occasions.?Gift ideasTrying to think of a theme, either for a wedding or another celebration? Head to Confetti for inspiration fro the top 50 themed party ideas.?