St. Combs couple celebrate 70 years of marriage

Pictured (left to right) are: Martha Nicol;  Alec Nicol; Eilidh Whiteford MP; and Cllr Fiona McRae.
Pictured (left to right) are: Martha Nicol; Alec Nicol; Eilidh Whiteford MP; and Cllr Fiona McRae.

St Combs couple Alec and Martha Nicol of Mid Street reached a milestone 70 years of marriage recently.

Local councillor Fiona McRae dropped in to see the couple and handed over a card and flowers for them on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council.

She was accompanied on the visit by Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford.

Mr and Mrs Nicol have three children, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren.

Commenting on their incredible milestone, Councillor McRae said: “It’s always a pleasure to officiate at Golden or Diamond Weddings for the council, but a 70th wedding anniversary is even more special.

“I very much enjoyed chatting to Mr and Mrs Nicol and wish them continued happiness in the years to come.”

Dr Whiteford added: “Incredibly, Mr and Mrs Nicol informed me that this is not the first point in time in their family history when the family tree has spanned five generations at once.

“It was a delight to meet Mr and Mrs Nicol and hear all about their family, including their great great-grandchildren.

“I congratulate them on reaching this milestone anniversary.”