A north-east couple who always put their “family first” will today celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary.
William and Anne Milne tied the knot in the village where they grew up before setting off on their honeymoon which took in Elgin and Grantown – and a night at the wrestling at Aberdeen Music Hall.
And 60 years on, the couple are today celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary at their home in Tyrie near Fraserburgh, where they have lived for 48 years.
While plans for a family gathering have been placed on hold, they will be receiving hearty congratulations from their five daughters, 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren from afar instead.
They were married at New Byth Church on Saturday April 9, 1960, and their reception took place at the village’s Commercial Hotel.
Mr Milne, who is now 89, left school when he was 13 to work on various farms in the area but moved to Tyrie when he began to work for the Water Board in Fraserburgh in the 1970s.
Mrs Milne, 78, worked on the family farm at Little Byth before marriage.
After her children grew up, she returned to employment as a dinner lady at Tyrie School for 20 years – where she was known for serving up the best bannocks for miles around.
Their loved ones say the couple have had a “happy and healthy life”, during which they have “always put family first”.
Mr Milne still manages to plant his potatoes and other vegetables every year, with his strawberries and pea pods a favourite among his grandchildren.