A 93-year-old Dundee man is showing no signs of slowing down, between working full-time, dancing, and even learning to ride a unicycle.
Remarkable Russell Browne works five days a week at his son’s business Scottish Shutters but still finds time to whisk his dancing partner, 77-year-old Kathleen Duffy, around the dance floor several times a week.
“I’ve never retired,” Mr Browne said. “The key to staying young is keeping active. I completely stand behind that.
“I’m proud to be able to say that I’m still working. I work five days a week and I keep myself busy with everything. I particularly like walking and gardening.”
As if the pensioner didn’t have enough on his plate, he is planning to add another string to his bow.
“I recently bought a unicycle, so that is something I’m endeavouring to learn,” Mr Browne added.
“I don’t know what the secret is but my family are great they’re proud of me for keeping going and encourage everything I do.
“I like to do different things. I’ve just bought a new car so I plan to stay on the road as well.”
It isn’t fear of gardening and housework that keeps Mr Browne from calling it a day at his job, as he is happy to do all his own housework and maintains a large garden.
Dancing partner Kathleen said: “He’s an absolutely remarkable man. He’s the hardest working person I think I’ve ever seen.
“He never stops he cleans around the house and does the washing up and keeps up with anyone else on the dance floor.”
Mr Browne has one son, David, and two grandchildren, as well as two great-grandchildren.
A long-running career began at 16 when he joined the RAF as a pilot. After serving for 15 years he went into business for himself as a consultant engineer.
He retired from a role in design and planning at 83, only to go to work for his son’s company, making pelmets and working with shutters and fabrics.
He turns 94 in August.
Mr Browne’s story came to light after The Courier featured the tale of 92-year-old George Cameron, who is still not considering retirement from his job delivering papers for a Dundee law firm.