An Oldmeldrum couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary recently marking 60 years together.
Iris and Duncan Porter reached the special milestone on Monday, May 28.
The couple first met at a dance in Kintore and became engaged after a year together.
They married the following year at Kintore Parish Church and had their reception at the Aberdeen Northern Hotel.
Iris and Duncan owned a shop in Inverurie for 14 years and during this time they started a family.
They went on to own the Crown Inn in Keith, The Redgarth in Oldmeldrum, and former shop Arthurs in Oldmeldrum.
The couple have three daughters; Caroline, Alison and Elaine, and they also had a son, Colin, who sadly passed away aged just six years.
They are also the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren and great-grandparents to five great-grandchildren, and are currently awaiting a sixth.
When asked what the secret to a long marriage is Iris said: “There has to be give and take, we have always worked together.”
The couple received a bottle of whisky and bouquet of flowers from councillor Paul Johnston on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council.
Cllr Johnston said: “I would like to congratulate the couple, these days people’s lifestyles are different as people aren’t marrying until later in life so we won’t see as many diamond anniversaries.
“This is a sign of huge commitment and we should celebrate them.”