Scottish life expectancy reaches new levels

Scottish life expectancy has improved in the past ten years, according to a new report by the Registrar General for Scotland.

At birth, men in the country can now expect to live to the age of 74.6 and women can plan for a 79.6 year-long life.

In news that may interest those considering making a will, the report also indicated that average life expectancy in the country at age 65 is 15.9 years for males and some 18.6 years for females.

Men in Glasgow are now living past the age of 70 for the first time, according to the report.

Registrar General Duncan Macniven commented: "Our calculations show that people throughout Scotland are likely to live longer now than they did ten years ago."

It was recently reported that the Scottish Law Commission was considering the idea of an overhaul in succession laws in the country to take into account modern developments in society such as civil partnerships.