A COUPLE from Clydebank have celebrated being married for 60 years.

Ian and Nora MacDonald tied the knot on April 3, 1959, at the Baptist Church in Alexander Street, followed by their reception in their Whitecrook home on Meldrum Street with family and friends.

When they first got in touch, Ian was a soldier serving in Korea.

His mother was friendly with Nora’s mother and they had suggested that Nora, 82, could write to Ian, 84, as a pen pal - and the rest, as they say, is history.

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After giving birth to daughter Fiona and sons Ian and Callum, the couple moved to Davidson Street in Whitecrook, where they have lived for the past 55 years.

During this time, Fiona married Kenny, and Calum married Avril who gave the couple three lovely grandsons.

They have been described as “always being on hand to help family and friends throughout their married life” as well as being the best son, daughter, parents, grandparents, brother, sister, aunt, uncle and friends.

Provost William Hendrie showed face at the recent diamond wedding celebration at Barns o Clyde to congratulate them.