A WEE COUNTY couple celebrated 60 years of marriage together earlier this week, marked by a visit by representatives of the council.

Peggy and Tony Thornton were married on April 3, 1964, at St Mark’s Parish Church, Drip Road, Stirling and have spent the last six decades caring for one another.

Peggy now resides in the Hillview Court Nursing Home in Sauchie, with Tony in Devonside, and the happy couple were joined by members of their family in celebrating their diamond anniversary.

The couple were also visited by deputy lieutenant Craig Dunbar and councillor Graham Lindsay from Clacks Council, who posed for photos with Peggy and Tony and also delivered flowers to them.

Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser: Peggy and Tony Thornton marked their diamond anniversary on Wednesday.Peggy and Tony Thornton marked their diamond anniversary on Wednesday. (Image: Craig Dunbar)

Their son Scott and his wife Sarah paid the couple a visit, alongside their energetic grandson Ziggy who joined in on the fun.

Their room at the nursing home was full of photos and memories from their long lives together, including a picture of Peggy sat next to a ferocious looking tiger during a trip they made to Thailand.

Alongside Scott, they also have another son Alan, who could not attend on the day.

Tony is a keen bowler and is looking forward to the opening of his own home green this coming weekend.

The happy couple were asked what the secret was to their many years together, to which they responded: “Talking to one another and sorting out any problems was the winning formula.”

Staff at Hillview Court provided the couple with a celebratory cake and a fine buffet for the family to enjoy.