A SPARKLING couple have toasted 60 years of married bliss together.

Tommy and Anna Tynan celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on July 2 with a socially distanced celebration in their garden with family and neighbours, with plans for more celebrations as lockdown restrictions are eased.

The happy couple have spent their married lives on Haddington’s Station Road.

Tommy, who is originally from Kilkenny in Ireland, moved across to Scotland looking for work and first saw his future wife at church.

They went to dances in Haddington’s Corn Exchange before going on to tie the knot at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Haddington on July 2, 1960.

The couple have two children, Maura (58) and Sally (56), as well as three grandchildren, Matthew, Olivia and Ewan.

Eighty-three-year-old Anna was the secretary at St Mary’s Primary School for 25 years, while Tommy, 87, was a plasterer in the town and surrounding areas for a number of years.

The couple outlined the key to a long and happy marriage and said: “A good sense of humour is the secret.”