The Commonwealth Games might hold the prospect of medals galore, but gold has already been awarded to one happily married couple in Carrick!
Maybole duo Colin and Nancy Downie have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary and were visited by South Ayrshire Depute Provost Mary Kilpatrick who presented them with a celebratory basket of flowers.
Nancy hails from Ayr and Colin from Castle Douglas. The pair first met at a social engagement and were married in St James’ Church in Ayr. They have two sons, Bruce and Andrew.