After celebrating her 109th birthday, the oldest woman in Scotland revealed her surprising secret to living a long life (video below).
Before passing away at the age of 109, Jessie Gallan revealed that her secret to living such a long life is eating a bowl of porridge every morning and staying far away from men, the Daily Mail reports.
Gallan, who has never married, was born in a two-room farm cottage, where she was raised with her five sisters. She began milking cows for work when she was 13-years-old.
On January 2, 2015, Gallan celebrated her 109th birthday and she explained how she was able to live such a long and full life.
"My secret to a long life has been staying away from men," she said. "They're just more trouble than they're worth. I also made sure that I got plenty of exercise, eat a nice warm bowl of porridge every morning and have never gotten married."
Gallan also stressed the importance of working hard.
"I always worked hard and seldom would I ever take a holiday," she added. "I left home when I was 13 and began a job milking cows. I always had good jobs with very nice people. It's amazing to see how completely different the world is now from the one I grew up in."
Jessie Gallan became the oldest woman in Scotland after Clare Dawson died at the age of 109 in June 2013.
On March 26, 2015, just three months after she turned 109-years-old, Gallan passed away peacefully in her own bed.