A former royal train driver has celebrated his Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
George Christie and his wife Margaret celebrated their special day with friends and family and were delighted to receive a letter from the Queen.
Margaret said: “The card was a lovely surprise. We knew nothing about it.”
George added: “It came via special delivery. We are over the moon about it.”
Both born in Keith, George, 88, and Margaret, 86, met in 1953 at a bonfire held to celebrate the Queen’s coronation.
When they first met they used to go to dances together, as well as the pictures.
They married four years later at St Rufus Church in Keith, before having their reception at the Huntly Hotel.
They moved to Dundee in 1972. George, a former railway driver, has driven the royal train twice, once with Prince Charles on board and another time with Princess Anne.
The couple have three daughters — Gillian, Carolyn and Morag — as well as three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
They celebrated their anniversary with a lunch and afternoon tea at the Invercarse Hotel with family and friends.
Margaret said: “It was absolutely wonderful, nothing could have been faulted. We’ve been given loads and loads of flowers.”
Both keen gardeners, George has been showing his flowers at local shows for more than 20 years and has won several prizes this year for his flowers including three at the Dundee Flower Show.