Diamond celebration

Diamond couple Sandy and Mima McMorran of Linefield Road, Carnoustie, recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Sandy (86) and Mima (84) were married in Grangemouth, where they lived for 42 years, in 1962. They are pictured at home with their Royal birthday card.
Diamond couple Sandy and Mima McMorran of Linefield Road, Carnoustie, recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Sandy (86) and Mima (84) were married in Grangemouth, where they lived for 42 years, in 1962. They are pictured at home with their Royal birthday card.

A CARNOUSTIE couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a family party in the Aboukir Hotel last Saturday.

Mima and Sandy McMorran fell in love in Fife as teenagers and were married on August 23, 1952.

Mima, who was born in Dundee, was just 14 when she fell for future husband in Newburgh. She says that she can still recall the day she first spotted Fifer Sandy who was working as an apprentice for Tayside Flooring. She described her man as “awfie braw”.

The couple had one son, Alexander, who sadly died last year.

During the Second World War Sandy served with the 6th Airborne Division.

On his release from service, he worked with chemical firm ICI in Grangemouth for 26 years and Mima was employed by a local dress designer and often acted as a model.

They moved first to Crail then to Carnoustie to be closer to relatives in Dundee.

Sandy was a keen golfer and only gave up playing Carnoustie’s Burnside Course last year because of arthritis.

Mima said she used to love singing and dancing and while they lived in Grangemouth she was a member of the KMR Players theatrical group.

Family members came from all over Scotland to attend their celebration in the Aboukir.