James and Margaret Ballantyne recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary in Ayr.
Patna born James met Margaret McCrorie, originally from Coylton, at the Merrick Dance Hall in Dalmellington. The pair went on to marry at the Ochiltree Parish Church. The Ballantynes now live in Ayr.
James and Margaret were joined by South Ayrshire Depute Provost, William Grant, who congratulated the couple on their very special anniversary.