A golden cel­e­bra­tion

Stirling Observer - - STIRLINGSHIRE REMEMBERS -

Driv­ing lessons set a young cou­ple on the road to 50 years of mar­riage.

Mar­ion and Alick-John Mor­ri­son cel­e­brated their golden wed­ding an­niver­sary re­cently.

The cou­ple, who have two sons and a daugh­ter, eight grand­chil­dren and two great grand­chil­dren, lived for most of their mar­ried life at Ar­gaty near Doune be­fore mov­ing to The Firs in Bannockburn five years ago.

Mar­ion, 83, is the daugh­ter of the late Ge­orge and An­nie Buchan who farmed at Gar­ri­son Farm, In­ver­snaid, while Alick-John, 81, comes from Le­ver­burgh on the Isle of Har­ris.

They met when Mar­ion went for driv­ing lessons at the Ken-Mor school of mo­tor­ing in Callander. Kenny Mor­ri­son, the driv­ing in­struc­tor, in­tro­duced her to his younger brother Alick-John, who was vis­it­ing on leave from the navy.

They were mar­ried at St Kentigern’s Church in In­ver­snaid on Novem­ber 2, 1968 and held their re­cep­tion at In­ver­snaid Ho­tel, which was then owned by Mar­ion’s late brother and sis­ter in law, Ge­orge and Lucy Buchan.

Alick-John was in the Royal then the Mer­chant Navy and Mar­ion was the school cook at In­ver­snaid School when they met - but lat­terly they both worked with Stir­ling Coun­cil be­fore they re­tired, Alick-John as a gar­dener and Mar­ion as a home help for the elderly.

The cou­ple en­joyed a big get­to­gether with fam­ily and friends to cel­e­brate their an­niver­sary.

Happy oc­ca­sion The cou­ple’s wed­ding day

Golden cou­ple an­niver­sary Mar­ion and Alick-John pic­tured mark­ing their

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