One of the oldest people in Scotland, Christina Morrison, died on Tuesday night at the age of 110.
Christina Morrison said her long life was due to eating lots of herring
Mrs Morrison, from Scalpay in the Western Isles, credited her longevity to hard work, lots of herring and potatoes and not drinking or smoking.
She would have been 111 in October - the age of Scotland's oldest person Annie Knight, from Aberdeen.
Councillor Donald MacDonald, a distant relative of Mrs Morrison said her passing marked the end of an era.
He said: "She was the last of a generation who looked after each other and helped each other."
Mrs Morrison was among the first people to cross the Sound of Scalpay without the aid of a boat when the £6.4m Scalpay Bridge opened in December 1997.
She rode in the first of a convoy of cars that crossed the bridge to Harris.
Guinness Book of Records lists 116-year-old Maria Esther de Capovilla, from Ecuador as the world's oldest living woman.
And the oldest living man is Emiliano Mercado Del Toro, 113, of Puerto Rico.