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Diamond day for well-known Kirriemuir couple

Janet and William Doig celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a card from Her Majesty the Queen.

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Janet and William Doig celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a card from Her Majesty the Queen. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES No use without payment.

Well-known former Angus councillor William Doig celebrated his diamond wedding anniversary at home in Kirriemuir on Thursday with his wife, Janet.

The couple met at a school dance and married four years later on August 28, 1954 at the Barony Church (now Glens and Kirriemuir Old Parish Church).

William (Bill) was a painter and decorator all his working life whilst Janet was a dress maker in the bridal department at Draffen’s in Dundee.

Bill started his career with George Gold, moving to David Fender and later Adamson’s in Forfar, retiring when he was 65.

He also worked tirelessly for Kirriemuir as a local Angus councillor for 15 years, standing as a Liberal Democrat candidate.

He said: “I was very well treated by all the councillors and got on well with everyone. I always tried to look out for Kirrie.”

Bill (82) was a keen footballer in his younger years, playing for Kirrie Harp, Kirrie Thistle and West End in Forfar. He was capped for his county and was captain of the 1st Kirriemuir Boys’ Brigade for 25 years.

The couple have three daughters - Ruth, Barbara and Jennifer, a son David, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They celebrated their anniversary on Saturday with a family party at the Drovers Inn. Commenting on their 60 years together they said the secret was to “think about each other and look after each other.”

 

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