The number of people aged over 90 has risen slightly, but fewer are living to 100 or beyond, figures suggest.
Remembrance, inexorably linked with the annual commemoration of Armistice and the red Flanders poppy, is still an integral part of our national character. Poignant sentiments expressed in November 1918 are, for so many, similarly relevant today.
Major William La Touche Congreve was married for just seven weeks before he was killed in battle.
A horse pulling a Dundee bus had its leg nearly severed after being hit by a car. The driver of the bus was thrown from the vehicle by the impact. Traffic was also held up as the animal was lying across the tram tracks.
Financial worries over Arbroath Harbour saw trustees ponder where to find funds for urgent repairs. A Chamber of Commerce meeting heard that it was hoped a meeting between the council and the harbour board would find a solution to the cash crisis.
St Andrews University has had a number of famous rectors over the years. Those who have held the post include playwright JM Barrie and Monty Python star John Cleese. In 1916 Sir Douglas Haig, commander of the British Army during the Battle of the Somme, was awarded the honour.
The president of the recently-founded Dundee Dental School vowed to make it the foremost training centre for the profession. The dental school had for the past year been treating soldiers returning from the trenches. Degrees at the facility were handed out from the University of St Andrews.
A shipping canal linking the Firth of Forth and Firth of Clyde was proposed. Naval bosses considered a link to be of vital strategic importance.
A specialist ambulance named in honour of an executed nurse was brought to Auchterarder. the vehicle, which contained an x-ray machine, was touring Scotland. It was named after Edith Cavell, a London-trained nurse who helped Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium.
Government officials looked at ways to curb crime rates among the young. Among the factors blamed for the surge was the cinema and it was proposed that the films and their posters be censored.