Diamond couple mark milestone
A pair of Cambuslang lovebirds have proved to be a diamond couple as they reached their 60th wedding anniversary.
Andy and Myra McGowan were joined at their Halfway home by Depute Provost Pam Clearie on Tuesday, April 4 to mark the occasion.
The couple met at the pictures before they started going out together.
They got engaged in 1956 and were married on April 4, 1957.
Myra worked in a wool shop in Cambuslang Main Street, then in Asda before becoming a carer for 21 years.
Andy worked in Clydebridge steel works, then moved to a career in the council.
They went on to have four children. Tommy was born in 1958, followed by Ian in 1962, David in 1964, then to complete the family they had their wee girl Fiona in 1969.
They lived in several houses in Cambuslang before moving to Halfway where they still live now.
In 1979 Andy was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community and the workplace and in 1982 he was elected as a councillor with Strathclyde Regional Council.
He was then elected to South Lanarkshire Council in 1996, serving until 1998.
Over the years he was heavily involved in the YMCA running the football team.
Andy and Myra both continue to support their local community, currently helping weekly with the Heart and Stroke Club in Cambuslang.
Andy said he owes his wife thanks over the years for supporting him and allowing him to continue his work and outside interests and whilst he was as councillor as Myra was often left to look after the kids.
Today, they both like to go on bus tours to Blackpool, one of their favourite places.
They enjoy a good family life spending time with their three grandchildren, Holly, Laura and Ross and the rest of the family.
Happy day Andy and Myra on their wedding day in 1957