The Herald (p9) reports that Francis Saunders will take on four other candidates young enough to be his grandchildren.
He has been clocking up 10 miles a day canvassing support and insists his age has not put him at a disadvantage.
'I am still in possession of all my faculties and I can easliy walk 10 miles a day without any ill effect, so I don't see there being a problem.'
If elected Mr Saunders is elected he will hold the seat for three years but he said he had no worries about lasting the pace.
'My father and maternal grandfather lives to be over a hundred so I come from good stock. I drink and smoke so it must be in the genes. I have no reason to doubt I will last the three years.'