A STEVENSTON couple have celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Betty and Robert Swan grew-up across the street from each other on Lundholm Road.

Robert told the Herald: “I didn’t marry the girl next door, I married the girl across the road.”

Robert returned to town at 22-years-old from serving in the Airforce in 1958.

He started speaking with Betty, asked her out on a date and fell deeply in love with her.

Now they have marked their diamond anniversary, on December 31st, 2019.

Robert said: “I learned early on that Betty was always right.

“But, I really don’t know how to put it into words.

“I feel tremendous, she’s a stunner and she’s a remained that way.”

Having lived across the road from each other, the pair then worked together at the ICI factory.

Robert dealt with cordite and Betty was in the wire shop.

The couple have two sons and two daughters and went on to have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Their daughters and grand-daughters arranged for celebrations at the Ardeer Bowling Club.

Robert said: “I want to say thank you very much.

“We’re asking for donations instead of gifts.

“The donations will go to Ronald McDonald House in Glasgow.”