Tears of joy flowed when twin sisters were reunited at a Glasgow care home after being separated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Twin sisters Janette Millar and Margaret Kerr are together once again after Janette moved into Broomfield Court Care Home. The pair had an emotional reunion after not being able to see each other properly for more than a year.

The 81-year-olds could only see each other from either side of a window while indoor visits were stopped to protect residents from the spread of the virus.

Margaret and Janette were born 13 hours apart on June 4 1939. They grew up in the family home in Rutherglen and attended local schools – MacDonald Primary and then Gallowflat Secondary.

A Bond Lasting A Lifetime

When the ladies left school, they started their careers as typists. They then both moved to Richmond Park Laundry, where they worked for a while. They decided they wanted to continue their careers working together, and moved to Wilson Boilers, where Margaret worked until she married in 1963.

A few years later, Janette, who never married, was made redundant, so she moved to an insurance company where she worked until she retired in 1999.  She remained active in the community, volunteering as a Victim Support helper in the High Court in Glasgow.

Margaret, who celebrated her golden wedding with late husband Alistair in 2013, has two children, Jim and Alan.  She lived in Bishopbriggs, in the same house for 55 years, before moving to the Glasgow care home in early 2020.

Janette lived for 68 years in the same house in Burnside with her sister Anne before she moved to the care home.

Margaret said: “I was so happy when Janette came to join me at Broomfield Court.  We are so close and used to see each other regularly so it is fantastic to be able to see each other every day.”

Janette said: “I really missed being able to see Margaret properly. I am so pleased that I have moved into Broomfield Court and have been reunited with my sister. It is a lovely home and we both are being well looked after by the staff, who are kind and caring.”

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