Aboyne pair celebrate sixy years

DIAMOND: Christina and Daniel pictured sitting. Standing from left: Deputy Lord Leuitennant of Aberdeenshire Marcus Humphreys and local Councillor Geva Blackett
DIAMOND: Christina and Daniel pictured sitting. Standing from left: Deputy Lord Leuitennant of Aberdeenshire Marcus Humphreys and local Councillor Geva Blackett

They married the year of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation , Dwight D Eisenhower became president of the US and Edmund Hillary climbed Everest.

Daniel and Christina Stewart have seen many changes in the sixty years they’ve been married- but one things always remained constant and that’s been their dedication to each other.

The Stewarts first met during their school days in Caithness and have had eyes for no-one else since.

After leaving school both enjoyed long careers Christina as a shop assistant and Stewart as a buyer of fish.

Twelve years ago the pair upped sticks and moved from the far-north to Royal Deeside and their new home in Aboyne’s Charlton Crescent and have never looked back.

Christina said: “We’ve loved every minute of it here, our family suggested we move more locally so we came down to Aboyne to see. We’ve never regretted it.”

Dan added: “The people here are just so friendly, they really would give you the shirt off their backs.”

They were presented with flowers and a card by local councillor Geva Blackett on Monday (March 11) to wish them the best.

Cllr Geva Blackett said it was “lovely” to see the pair still together: “Its just so lovely to see people still together after 60 years. Its so obvious from looking at them that they are still in love after all this time.”

And what is the secret to a marriage that lasts more than half a century?

“I put up with her pretty well after all this time.” said Dan.

“More like I put up with you!” retorted Christina before adding: “It just gets better with the years.”