A KILWINNING couple marked 60 years of happy marriage last week with a celebratory event with family – and a card from the Queen.

Archie and Margaret Dale, first met at the dancing at Ardrossan’s Civic Centre and the pair were married in the Abbey Church Kilwinning on March 7, 1959 and have lived in Kilwinning all their married life.

Archie was originally from Stevenston with Margaret hailing from their home town of Kilwinning.

The couple are avid bowlers and both are Past Presidents of Blacklands Bowling Club and Margaret is also Past President of the Ayrshire Ladies Bowling Association.

The couple have two children, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They celebrated 60 years of marriage with a family meal at Highgrove House, Troon and they were delighted to receive a congratulations card from the Queen.

Congratulations to the happy couple, who are pictured cutting their cake and, far right, on their wedding day itself.