Maureen Kidd was sweet 16 when Marshall Gorrie first saw her — and they haven’t looked back!
It was outside the shops in Dundee’s Buttar’s Loan in 1962 that it all started.
Marshall, who was one year older, plucked up the courage to speak to Maureen at Camperdown Park a few days later as he played football and pretty soon they were an item.
They were engaged in 1964 and married at St Clements RC Church in 1967.
“I proposed after a night at the pictures,” recalled Marshall.
They were engaged for some time but just six weeks after the wedding they were off to Canada.
“I’d worked in the jute industry and then went out there to work for Chrysler,” said Marshall, now 72.
He added: “It was nice and we were there for five or six years but we missed Scotland.
“When our daughter Denise was 18 months old, we came home for good.”
Maureen was a shorthand typist, while Marshall went on to spend the best part of 30 years offshore as a maintenance technician.
They’ve lived happily in Menzieshill since coming home.
Marshall is a Dundee FC diehard and he was quite a player himself back in the day.
He played in goal for both Fairfield Juveniles and Toronto Celtic and is a Dens Park regular to this day.
So, what’s the secret for a long and happy marriage?
“Give and take,” says Maureen, with Marshall adding: “We’re just like pals.”