The UK's joint oldest man has passed away, aged 111.
Alf Smith, from St Madoes in Perthsire, bought a new washing machine when he was 100 – with a 10 year extended warranty.
He celebrated his 111th birthday earlier in March this year.
Alf was UK's oldest man to have lived in a joint record with Bob Weighton from Hull, who shares the same birthday as him.
Tributes have since poured in following his death.
Perth councilor Eric Drysdale wrote on Twitter: "Sad to hear this morning that Scotland’s oldest man, @PerthandKinross based Alf Smith of St Madoes has passed way aged 111 years and 128 days.
"When he was 100 he bought a new washing machine and decided on a 10 year extended warranty!
"Optimism seems to be the key to a long life."
Alf previously revealed eating porridge was his secret to a long life.
He told the Daily Record in April: “Porridge, of course.
“I like my porridge and I eat it every day. That is helpful and having a job you enjoy.
“I like to think I’ve lived a decent life. I do ask myself – ‘why me? Why have I lived so long when others haven’t?’"
The pensioner was born on March 29, 1908 and worked in the farming industry for most of his life.
Alf studied at Invergowrie Primary School and Harris Academy in Dundee and left his studies at the age of 14.
In 1926, he moved to Canada where he and his eldest brother ran farm.
He returned back to Scotland after his father died to help his other brother, George, run the family farming business.
Alf had two children, Irene and Allan, and two grandchildren, Neil and Iain Smith.
He held the record for UK's oldest man along with Bob Weighton, from Hull, who coincidentally was also born on March 29 1908.
When asked what his secret to living long as, the former teacher said to simply "avoid dying".
Reacting to his birthday, he told Chronicle Live in March: "I do not like the attention.
"I quite like meeting people I have never seen before, that's one of my delights. I like meeting people who have been places and have some understanding of what it means to be human."
He also refused a birthday card from the Queen to save on public funds.
Bob said: "I do not see why the state should pay for the Queen to send out all these things, it's not a personal thing.
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