Golden wedding celebration for Bute couple

Elizabeth and Tommy Rae celebrated their golden wedding on Saturday, September 1.
Elizabeth and Tommy Rae celebrated their golden wedding on Saturday, September 1.

Bute couple Tommy and Elizabeth Rae celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday, September 1.

The couple met at a social event in Port Bannatyne village hall, and were married by the Rev Alex S. Borrownam in St Ninian’s Church in the village on September 1, 1962.

They’ve lived on the island all their married life - spending 27 of those 50 years in Wyndham Road in Ardbeg, where they still live today.

As is customary for such occasions on Bute, the happy couple were presented with a bouquet of flowers from Argyll and Bute Council as an anniversary gift, with Councillor Robert Macintyre doing the honours at the Raes’ home on Saturday.

As is also customary, we asked the couple for the secret of 50 years of happy marriage.

“Take good care of each other, put your trust in God and get on with it,” Elizabeth said. “You have to have a good laugh and a sense of humour.”

Tommy added, with a grin: “I decided a long time ago that I’d be better off listening to everything Elizabeth says!”