Why would I re­tire? I am

MOIRA NOT READY TO STOP AS SHE STARTS NEW JOB

Daily Record - - IAN BLACKFORD -

BY ARTHUR VUNDLA re­[email protected]­lyrecord.co.uk A WORKA­HOLIC Scots great-grand­mother who says work­ing keeps her young starts her new job to­day at 82. Moira Hep­burn reached pen­sion­able age in 1997, when John Ma­jor was prime min­is­ter but the en­er­getic gran has not even con­tem­plated re­tir­ing. The tal­ented pian­ist was a child per­former and con­tin­ued to be a reg­u­lar sight in Ed­in­burgh in the 80s, when she en­ter­tained at the band­stand in Princes Street Gar­dens dur­ing chil­dren’s hour. Since 1987, Moira worked as a war­den at a shel­tered hous­ing com­plex and, un­til last month, at a block of re­tire­ment flats in Black­ford. To­day she starts her new job, trav­el­ling around the city of­fer­ing com­pan­ion­ship to el­derly peo­ple – af­ter leav­ing her last post due to the tech­no­log­i­cal de­mands, which she found over­whelm­ing. Moira said: “I can’t think

EN­TER­TAINER Moira, above cen­tre, as a child in 1945. On bill in 1943 and, be­low, in 1954

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