Couple on the right track after wedding at railway

Mike Smith and Tina Scott became the first couple to be married at the Royal Deeside Railway.
Mike Smith and Tina Scott became the first couple to be married at the Royal Deeside Railway.

A Deeside couple tied the knot at a restored railway station last week.

Mike Smith and his new wife Tina were the first to get married on a train at the Royal Deeside Railway, at Milton of Crathes.

It took the couple just two hours to book their entire wedding - after putting it off for eight years due to family commitment.

The pair met when Mr Smith and his son Fraser, 16, were moving to Cults and were shown round their new home by estate agent Tina - who also lived just around the corner.

The couple, who still live in Cults, took a drive out to Milton of Crathes, and when they saw the platform and the railway track, which has been restored by volunteers over the years, they decided it would be the ideal place finally tie the knot.

The newlyweds were joined in carriage by around 40 guests for the service before taking a ride along the mile-and-a-half track towards Banchory.

Afterwards, they enjoyed a champagne and canapes reception on the station platform before a meal at the Milton of Crathes restaurant. Mike and Tina then celebrated the night at Cults Hotel with about 150 guests.