IT WAS all smiles at Cumbrae Lodge in Irvine on Saturday, as one of their residents enjoyed a milestone birthday party.

Margaret Wilson was surrounded by family and friends as she turned 100 on Saturday.

Margaret was born on March 4 of 1923, and was born and raised in the East Ayrshire town of Kilmarnock.

However, since 2004 she has called Irvine her home, since she moved into Cumbrae Lodge.

Irvine Times: Margaret WIlson celebrates her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends at Cumbrae Lodge in Irvine. Credit: Charlie Gilmour Photography

Throughout her life, she has always found joy in helping others, and putting them before herself.

She did so through her job as a teacher, as well as the amazing volunteer work she has done for charities such as the Red Cross, Samaritans and the Girl Guides - to name only a few!

Margaret has also received some top recognition for her work with young people - and was awarded a commendation for her work with the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, which she helped put 50 children through.

She is also a very intelligent woman - once receiving an award from the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world - Mensa.

Irvine Times: Jackie(carer), Lee (home manager), Marie-Ann (carer), Charlene (activity staff) bring Margaret her birthday cake.

Testament to this - Margaret went back to university some 26 years ago and got her BA with honours at the age of 74.

When celebrating her birthday on Saturday, she also became one of the first people in the area who can say the received a telegraph from the King on their birthday.

King Charles III sent on his best wishes to Margaret - having acceded to the British throne back in September of last year.

Irvine Times: Margaret receiving her telegram fromhome manger Lee and close friends Hugh and Margaret.

From all at the Times, we hope you had a wonderful birthday, Margaret!