We’re two of a kind!

3911004 SSFF twins eighty 'L - R: Cathie Kirk, Nan Marshall - twins celebrating their 80th birthday - at Cairns Street East, Kirkcaldy
3911004 SSFF twins eighty 'L - R: Cathie Kirk, Nan Marshall - twins celebrating their 80th birthday - at Cairns Street East, Kirkcaldy

BETWEEN them Nan Marshall and Cathie Kirk had 160 reasons to celebrate last week as the twins turned 80.

The sisters celebrated their milestone birthday, which was on September 15, with several family events.

Nan’s daughter Elizabeth Denholm said: “I think we’re all now recovering from the celebrations, it’s been busy.

“My mum was on a cruise and my auntie was in the Black Isle on their actual birthday, so we had the celebrations when they came back.

“My sister took all the older aunties and uncles who wouldn’t be attending the party out for a meal on the Sunday and on Saturday there, there was a party at Dunnikier House.

“There were about 90 people there.

“Mum and Aunt Cathie enjoyed themselves, and were up dancing at the party.

“Then on Sunday we went for a meal as there were cousins up from Birmingham so we had dinner with them.”

Nan and Cathie, nee Dewar, were born on September 15, 1931 and were brought up in Kirkcaldy’s Dunsire Street.

Elizabeth told the Press: “Mum and Aunt Cathie were from quite a large family.

“There were eight children altogether and they were apparently known as the Twiny Dewars.”

Nan has stayed around Kirkcaldy all her life, while Cathie has lived in Markinch, Kirkforthar and now lives in Glenrothes.

Nan married Alex Marshall and Cathie was married to Scott Kirk, but both are now widows.

And between them the sisters have six children.

Nan has two sons, Stewart and Ian, and daughters Elizabeth and Sandra, while Cathie’s children are Norma and Malcolm.

Nan and Cathie also have several grandchildren and Nan has six great grandchildren and one on the way.