Diamond day for Mr and Mrs Wyllie

forfar couple Sandy and Nora Wyllie had extra reason to celebrate this festive season as December 22 also marks their diamond wedding anniversary.

Sandy, who is originally from Gourdon, and Nora who was born in Forfar at Halkerton Farm, met at a local dance.

They married at the East and Old Parish Church in Forfar on December 22, 1951 and lived away for the first few years of married life before returning to the town.

Sandy, who comes from a fishing family, worked in the building industry throughout his career while Nora worked on the farm where she was born.

In 1966 they moved into their current home, a house Sandy built himself and from which Nora can still see her family farm.

Sandy and Nora have three of a family - a son Philip and daughters Sandra and Elizabeth. They also have three grandchildren David, Kim and Jayne.

The couple have a number of hobbies which they have enjoyed such as vintage vehicles for Sandy while Nora has always been a keen dancer and had a passion for Highland Dancing while still taking part in Scottish Country dancing until recently.

They marked their special day with a visit from Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville and The Earl of Dalhousie, vice Lord Lieutenant of Angus before a quiet family get together in the evening.