A Clydebank care home resident is celebrating after achieving his first-ever national qualification aged 82.

Gordon Moore, a resident at Kingsacre Care Home in Duntocher, was presented with a certificate on Thursday after successfully passing his SQA National Two Gaelic exam.

He regularly attended Gaelic classes held at the Cochno Road home before sitting the exam at the end of January.

Clydebank Post: Gordon attended Gaelic lessons and sat his exam at Kingsacre Care Home [pictured]Gordon attended Gaelic lessons and sat his exam at Kingsacre Care Home [pictured] (Image: Newsquest Staff)Gorton told the Post the first time he ever heard the dialect was when he was evacuated to Campbeltown during the Second World War.

“I like Gaelic because to me it sounds like singing," he said.

"During the war I was evacuated, my mum took me over as we had family there, and all I could hear every day was singing.

“I was young so I did try to remember words but I couldn’t. It was exciting to sit the exam, I felt like I was back at school.

“I am going to hang my certificate on my wall.”

To celebrate Gordon’s incredible achievement, staff at Kingsacre Care Home threw a party for him last week.

Amongst those in attendance was Gordon’s Gaelic teacher Carolyn who said that she “knew from the minute he came into the room” that he was going to do something wonderful.

Karlynn Wheelan, manager at Kingsacre, also praised Gordon’s efforts and explained that the facility is proud to have supported him through this qualification.

She said: “We’re proud to have supported Gordon through his first-ever qualification at 82 while he has been in the home.

“We aim for all of our residents to achieve their full potential when they come into care. Just because you come to care doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to learn new skills and all of those things.

“We have been running Gaelic and French lessons which Carolyn has taught. Gordon participates in everything. He does everything, it’s amazing.

“He did the exam here with Carolyn after their Gaelic lesson one day and she had to record him talking to her and then it went to the SQA.

“When she told us he was getting an SQA qualification we were all nearly crying. We’re so proud of him.

“When Gordon graduated he was walking about the home saying ‘That’s me certified now’. It’s just about encouraging people to be as independent as they can.”