Diamond celebration for Inverurie couple

Charlie and Ann Milne with Lord Lieutenant James Ingleby and Councillor Bryan Stuart
Charlie and Ann Milne with Lord Lieutenant James Ingleby and Councillor Bryan Stuart

An Inverurie couple - described by one of their sons as the “perfect couple” - have celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Charles and Ann Milne tied the knot in the town’s St Andrew’s Church on February 23, 1957.

Charles, 84, and Ann, who will be 81 tomorrow (Friday), met at a railway hall dance in Inverurie.

He worked as a self-employed slater and then at the Inverurie paper mill. Mrs Milne worked in various shops in the town.

The couple, who say give and take and good health are the key ingredients of their long marriage, have three sons, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild with another due imminently.

Son Gary, 52, said: “They are the perfect couple.

“There are no arguments and no fuss. Dad is so laid back.”

Charles belongs to Inverurie while Ann is from Kintore.

The couple were visited on their diamond anniversary last Thursday by Lord Lieutenant James Ingleby and local councillor Bryan Stuart.

One of the highlights of their day was receiving a congratulatory card from the Queen.