Arbroath couple Robert and Irene Craig celebrated 50 golden years of marriage on Friday.
The pair were married in a ceremony at the Cliffburn Hotel on August 23, 1963 and were both born and brought up in the town.
They had met just a year earlier at the dancing in the Marine Ballroom and at that time, Mrs Craig lived in Seaview across from the harbour and Mr Craig lived in what is now Strathairlie Crescent.
And Mr Craig said: “It was love at first sight. It was in less than a year that we got engaged and married after we met.”
Mrs Craig worked at Seaton Grove as a care assistant while Mr Craig made a living as a painter and decorator.
In their spare time, Mrs Craig enjoyed sewing and dress-making and often helped out with the costumes for the Angus Minstrels and Mr Craig was a keen gardener.
They have two sons, Mark and Michael, as well as four grandchildren, Adam, Kieran, Cameron and Anna.
The couple enjoyed a party on Friday afternoon in Monkbarns Care Home where they were joined by family and friends.
And when asked what the secret to a long and happy marriage was, Mr Craig explained: “You have to sit down and talk and make all the decisions together. You have to discuss things and live within your means.”