Marital milestone for Glenrothes couple

Tom and Maureen Mackay from Glenrothes with local councillor Fiona Grant
Tom and Maureen Mackay from Glenrothes with local councillor Fiona Grant

Glenrothes couple Tom and Maureen MacKay have been toasting their diamond wedding anniversary.

Tom (80) and Maureen (79) celebrated 60 years of marriage by enjoying four days away in Glasgow.

Tom and Maureen, who are both originally from Edinburgh, met while they were both working at The Scotsman newspaper.

Tom worked as a compositor and Maureen was employed as a copyholder.

The couple were married at Dalry Church on February 6, 1954, and afterwards they moved to Kelso where Tom got a job working on the Kelso Chronicle.

They had two children – a daughter Linda and a son Tommy.

They stayed in Kelso for five years before re-locating to South Yorkshire and Tom was again able to secure a post with the South Yorkshire Times.

After a few years down south Tom was offered a job, through a friend, at a printing firm in Glenrothes.

The couple moved up to Glenrothes and have stayed there since 1966.

Tom then secured a job as a compositer at the Fife Free Press newspaper where he worked for 20 years until he retired in 1993, while Maureen worked in the telephone exchange at the post office in Kirkcaldy.

The couple have four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.