A WALKERBURN couple celebrated 60 years of marriage last weekend.

On Saturday evening, the family and friends of Dot and Jock Anderson gathered at the village’s rugby club to mark their Diamond wedding anniversary.

Jock met Dorothy Urquhart at a village dance at Caddonfoot in 1957.

And a year later, on November 22, they were married by the Rev Robertson in Walkerburn Church.

Jock, who is 81, told the Peeblesshire News: “It was a lovely evening on Saturday – there was a really good turnout.

“There must have been between 40 and 50 people there to celebrate with us. We are very grateful for that.”

Jock and Dot, 82, both worked at the same mill in Walkerburn before their retirement.

And they have three sons – Kenny, Ian and Eric, who have all gone on to marry.

Mr Anderson added: “A lot has changed since we were married.

“Our sons have stayed close by, living in Walkerburn, Innerleithen and Galashiels.

“We now have a big family – which includes nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I think being tolerant is the main thing when it comes to being married for a long time,” he added.

“I remember when we first got married. Our picture was actually in the Peeblesshire News. I was looking at it the other day.”