North-east couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

James and Catherine Bennett of Portlethen

A North-east couple are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary this week with a special gathering of friends and family.

Catherine and James Bennett tied the knot on March 1, 1958 – which was also a snow-bound start to the month.

The couple, who live in Portlethen first met at a dance hall on Aberdeen’s Hardgate and have “never looked back”, putting their long-lasting marriage down to “old fashioned give and take”.

The lovebirds were married at Ruthrieston West Church and the ceremony was followed by a party at the Queen’s Hotel on Queen’s Road.