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Platinum wedding anniversary celebrations for couple


By Kyle Ritchie


A Banff couple had plenty of reasons to celebrate after reaching their platinum wedding anniversary.

Chrissie and Charlie Murray, of Airlie Gardens, marked the 70-year milestone with family and friends.

They spent the day at the home of their daughter Lorna Murray, on Campbell Street, where they used to live.

Chrissie and Charlie Murray celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. They were visited by Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire Andrew Simpson during their special day.
Chrissie and Charlie Murray celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. They were visited by Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire Andrew Simpson during their special day.

Family and friends joined them for the afternoon and in the evening they had a meal at the Knowes Hotel in Macduff, where their wedding reception was held in 1949. They were married in what was the town’s former Doune Church.

Mr Murray (94) used to work for the Banffshire Journal. Among other roles, Mrs Murray (92) was registrar in Banff for 25 years and still volunteers a day a week in the Help the Aged shop in Macduff.

They received a card with greetings from the Queen from the new Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire Andrew Simpson

Mr Simpson said: “A platinum wedding anniversary is a very significant event. It was a privilege to be able to share in the occasion and to join family and friends for the celebrations.

“Charlie and Chrissie are a special couple and it was great to congratulate them and to hear their memories on such a happy day.”



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