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In it together for 65 years

Isabel and  Richard Buist, Monifieth, were joined by family, friends and wellwishers at their home on Wednesday to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.

Isabel and Richard Buist, Monifieth, were joined by family, friends and wellwishers at their home on Wednesday to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.

Richard and Isabel Buist celebrated 65 years of marriage on August 6 surrounded by friends and family at their home in Monifieth.

Provost Helen Oswald, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Dr Sandy McKendrick and councillor Rob Murray all attended the event much to the delight of the happy couple.

“Dr McKendrick is a former GP and he knew all my children as they grew up, he brought me a posy of flowers,” said Mrs Buist.

“My husband and I thought our 60th anniversary would be the end of it all but we had such a lovely day. I wasn’t allowed in the kitchen at all that day. My daughter and daughter-in-law did it all!”

Born in Tealing and a former pupil of Forfar Academy Mrs Buist knew her husband-to-be through a friend but they hit it off at the ‘Old Palais’ Scottish Dancing Hall in Dundee.

The couple were married in Tealing Church by Reverend Harkness on August 6, 1949.

Richard was from the Panbride area originally and they moved around Angus as Mr Buist worked on various farms in the area.

The couple settled in Carnoustie in time for their six children to attend Carnoustie High School.

Richard and Isabel’s children didn’t all settle in the area. Mrs Buist said: “My son Neil has just visited from Australia, he was in charge of the wine on Wednesday and one of my daughter’s lives in Spain. You get good holidays!”

The couple have 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

When asked to shine some advice on their happy marriage Mrs Buist said: “It would be dull if I said we never had rows but I think, unlike nowadays when couples go out separately, if we went out for the night, we went out together and it is still like that up to this day.”

The couple would like to thank everyone who came and helped them celebrate their anniversary.

 

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