A FAIFLEY couple who were born and bred in Clydebank are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

Carol and William Stevenson met in 1970 and within the next year they were married.

Bus driver William, from Drumry, knew Carol was the one when they met at an ice cream van near Carol’s Faifley home.

One day, when 16-year-old Carol was coming down the outdoors stairs from her mum’s house, William turned around to her and said: “Do you want to buy a ring?”

The couple married in Faifley Parish Church, and went on to have three children Russell, Adele and Andrea.

The couple’s oldest daughter Adele told the Post she and her siblings enjoyed a wonderful upbringing.

She said: “There isn’t a specific fond memory because they have always been there for us and tried to give us the best childhood. They always put us first when doing things together.

“They are proud of us in their own way, with Russell doing IT, myself in the travel industry and my younger sister now a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth.”

Carol, 66 and William, 74, are now enjoying retirement at their home in Langfaulds Crescent and love spending time with granddaughters Victoria, Stephanie, Caitlin, Rebekkah, Kimberly and great-grandson Blake – with a great-granddaughter on the way in September.

Adele added: “They are so happy together and do everything together. They have the wee car and go on day trips with the dog. They love seeing their family and seeing the kids.

“From all of the family we want to wish them a very happy 50th wedding anniversary and a big thank you for doing everything for us. We love you loads and hope you have a fabulous day!”