Alex Thomson, thought to be the second oldest man in the country, and the oldest man in Tayside, has died at the age of 106.
Mr Thomson, who lived in Dundee for most of his life, worked as an electrician and was part of company Loudon Brothers from the start of his career until his retirement at 70.
Mr Thomson did not fight in either of the world wars due to his job being considered a reserved occupation.
He was posted up to Wick where he met his future wife, Annie, and the couple married in August 1942.
The couple had two children, daughter May and son Alex, and he also had three grandchildren and three great-grandchildre.
Son Alex said: “My father was unique, he was a real one-off. You have never met anybody like my father in your life.
“He had no wants in life, no wish for material things. He was perfectly happy with what he had in his life.
“He never complained and never spoke a bad word about anybody. He was very, very special.”
Mr Thomson never had a driving licence, choosing to cycle everywhere, and his favourite meal was herring fried in oatmeal.
Son Alex added: “He lived alone and did his own shopping until he was over 100.
“It was only in June this year that he went into South Grange Care Home in Monifieth.
“He had a great interest in many things. Although he didn’t have a specific hobby, he took an interest in everything, whether it was sport or gardening or current affairs.
“He wanted to know everything that was going on about any subject. He was quite an exceptional electrician who specialised in mansion houses.
“He loved working out ways to get electricity into these places without damaging anything.”
Mr Thomson was a church elder for more than 40 year at Meadowside St Paul’s Church in Dundee.
The Rev Maudeen MacDougall recalled: “He was light footed on the dancefloor and I believe led off the dancing at 98 years at the Congregational holiday for older members of his church held in Pitlochry. At 100-plus years he spent part of his birthday gift at the Perth Races.
“Full of fun, with a lively glint in his eye and an appreciation of a good malt, he had an able mind and he had a great understanding of humanity and gentleness and grace.”
A thanksgiving service will be held on Monday at 2pm at Dundee Crematorium.