Former Scotsman journalist celebrates his 100th birthday

A FORMER financial editor of The Scotsman has celebrated his 100th birthday.

George Brodlie retired as financial editor in 1978. But, says his son, Ken: “His articles in The Scotsman are still remembered by many in the Scottish financial community for their unique form of dialogue between a stockbroker and ‘the man at the bar’.”

It is possible George is the first Scotsman journalist to have reached his 100th birthday.

Born in Forfar, he began his career at the The Press and Journal, before moving to The Scotsman in 1952. He continued to write for a number of years, after his retirement, about investment.

Yesterday, a small party for close family and friends was held at The New Club in Edinburgh.

Says his son, George was also yesterday presented with an honorary life membership of the SNP. He was awarded a life membership of the Edinburgh Rotary Club ten years ago.