Willie and Alison’s 60th

William and Alison Baird celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday at Benholm Grampian Care Home.

They were married at Letham Church on September 24, 1955.

Mr Baird is from Dundee, but moved to Lochlair, near Inverkeilor. Mrs Baird is a Fifer.

They met at a dance, and dancing has remained one of their life-long passions.

Willie worked for the nationalised transport firm British Road Services, before moving to Reekies and then Harry Mackintosh as agricultural storeman until he retired 24 years later.

Mrs Baird was a clerkess at the Co-op before her marriage. Later, she was a waitress at the Royal Hotel before returning to the Co-op and then taking a job as a clerkess at coal merchants Smith Hood, Castle Street.

Their interests have been many and varied. They would go dancing two or three times a week, and were great walkers. They were keen exhibitors at local flower shows, and Mrs Baird was a member of Memus WRI. Mr Baird was an elder at St James’s Church, and was involved in numerous church activities.

The couple have four children: Alister, Forfar; Wilma, Broughty Ferry; Margaret, Forfar and Linsay, Lunanhead. There are seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

A party was held in Benholm. A family meal is planned.