A golden celebration
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