Never Say Die

Scotland is changing. As birth rates go down and life expectancy increases, soon there will be many more older people in Scotland, but what does it now mean to be old?

John Beattie talks to over 50s who are ageing gracefully, or disgracefully in some cases, to discover the expectations and aspirations of an ageing population.

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5/6. As older people outnumber the young in Scotland today, John Beattie talks to the over-50s to discover what it means to be old.

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Scotland is changing. As birth rates go down and life expectancy increases, soon there will be many more older people in Scotland, but what does it now mean to be old?

John Beattie talks to over 50s who are ageing gracefully, or disgracefully in some cases, to discover the expectations and aspirations of an ageing population.

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3/6. Medical advances over the past 50 years have seen life expectancy in Scotland continue to increase, and we're reaching old age in better health than any other generation before us.

John Beattie talks to the new breed of active pensioners who are making the most of their senior years despite a few creaks.

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4/6. Housing is top of the list of concerns for Scots looking ahead to old age.

John Beattie travels to Fife to meet a group of like-minded over 50s who are pioneering a new, empowered form of living. One of its aims is to spare its residents the isolation that can bring such misery to old age.

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Housing is top of the list of concerns for Scots looking ahead to old age.

John Beattie travels to Fife to meet a group of like-minded over 50s who are pioneering a new, empowered form of living. One of its aims is to spare its residents the isolation that can bring such misery to old age.

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5/6. Housing is top of the list of concerns for Scots looking ahead to old age.

John Beattie travels to Fife to meet a group of like-minded over 50s who are pioneering a new, empowered form of living. One of its aims is to spare its residents the isolation that can bring such misery to old age.

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Housing is top of the list of concerns for Scots looking ahead to old age.

John Beattie travels to Fife to meet a group of like-minded over 50s who are pioneering a new, empowered form of living. One of its aims is to spare its residents the isolation that can bring such misery to old age.

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As older people outnumber the young in Scotland today, John Beattie talks to the over-50s to discover what it means to be old.

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Scotland is changing. As birth rates go down and life expectancy increases, soon there will be many more older people in Scotland, but what does it now mean to be old?

John Beattie talks to over 50s who are ageing gracefully, or disgracefully in some cases, to discover the expectations and aspirations of an ageing population.

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4/6. Housing is top of the list of concerns for Scots looking ahead to old age.

John Beattie travels to Fife to meet a group of like-minded over 50s who are pioneering a new, empowered form of living. One of its aims is to spare its residents the isolation that can bring such misery to old age.