A Clydebank couple has celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, complete with a visit from the provost to mark the very special occasion.

Provost William Hendrie attended the couple’s home on April 4 to congratulate the pair on their 50 years of marriage.

James and Elizabeth Clark began their story together when they met at the Majestic Ballroom in Glasgow.

At the time, keen golfer and sports enthusiast James worked at Glasgow City Council, where he worked until he retired.

Elizabeth, who enjoys socialising with friends and reading, worked in Thomas Stevenson stockbrokers.

The couple made their union official at Dalmuir Parish Church on April 4, 1968, and took their celebrations over to Cameron House Hotel in Hardgate for their reception.

The wedding even attracted local attention at the time, with the Post marking the pair’s wedding with an article entitled, “And the Bridesmaid came from Canada”, sharing how Elizabeth’s cousin Norma had travelled all the way from Canada to be her bridesmaid.

Their 50 years of marriage has brought them three sons: Craig, Andrew and Ian.

They are also grandparents to two boys and a girl – Cameron, Andrew and Lauren.

And family played a key part of the couple’s celebrations of their big anniversary following the provost’s visit, as their loved ones gathered with them for a special meal.