25 years and going strong

Colin & Lisa Beattie, who have just celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary.

Colin & Lisa Beattie, who have just celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary.

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Silver wedding anniversary congratulations are in order for SNP couple Colin and Lisa Beattie.

MSP Colin and council leader Lisa celebrated their 25th anniversary last Wednesday.

They met and married in Istanbul at the former embassy by the local muhtar and a piper piped Lisa into the church.

They have both worked within local government since 2007 following 23 years living overseas in countries including Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Beirut.

Lisa (59) this week told the Advertiser she quickly realised he was the most intelligent and interesting man she had ever met and 25 years on, the same is still true.

She said: “The secret to wedded bliss is having tolerance, generosity and respect for one another.” They were planning a celebration but work commitments prevented it, as was the case with their honeymoon. But they hope to take a holiday during recess.