A Stevenston couple are one in a million, having recently celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Donald and Anna (nee Cherry) Cameron, both 91, marked their Platinum Anniversary on May 21. The couple celebrated with their family at Trump Turnberry, where they enjoyed afternoon tea and a tour around the lighthouse.

Daughter Margaret Cameron said: “My dad said it’s one in a million because apparently the statistics are that only 30 couples a year in the UK celebrate their Platinum Wedding Anniversary.”

Donald and Anna said: “Most people usually meet at a dance, or at a cinema – we met after a church meeting and discovered that we lived just around the corner from each other, in Reid’s Avenue and McGregor Avenue. We also discovered that we were both born in November 1927, just 17 days apart.

“Being part of a group of teenagers, we got to know each other and soon saw more and more of each other, until we shut the padlock and threw away the key on May 21, 1949. We married at Bethany Hall, Stevenston, and have spent all our married life in the town.”

Donald and Anna have three daughters, nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Anna worked for Park Family Bakers in the home and shop. She also worked with Galbraith Bakers and Malcolm Knitwear in Stevenston, and in Arran in the old prison house during the summer.

Donald served apprenticeships with Ardrossan Dockyard as a marine engineer then sailed with the New Zealand Shipping Company before joining ICI for over 30 years. He retired aged 56.