Alford couple celebrate 60 years together

ALFORD couple Charles and Elsie Spence (nee Lawson) celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary this week.

The former proprietors of the Haughton Arms Hotel and Bridge of Alford Hotel, were married at the West Church in Alford in 1949.

Charles and Elsie, Lang Stracht, have two sons, David and Charles and two daughters, Cynthia and Elspeth, 14 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The couple were presented with a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of 10 year old malt whisky from local councillor Alastair Ross (Huntly, Strathbogie & Howe of Alford) on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council.