A GREENOCK gran who married on her parents' silver anniversary has celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss - on the same day her own son tied the knot.

Wedding anniversaries are special for any couple but none more so than for Anne and Alex Robertson.

September 15 is a date well and truly etched in their memory as it was on that day 50 years ago that they got married.

It was also on that day in 1969 that the bride's mum and dad marked 25 years of wedded bliss.

Fast-forward to this year and it was Anne and Alex's son, Gary, who kept up the family tradition when he said 'I do' with fiancée Emma McDaid on Sunday.

Anne, 71, told the Tele: "It was all planned.

"I think it's great.

"Last year I went through a quadruple heart bypass so I don't keep too well and the wedding has just cheered me right up."

Alex and Anne, maiden name Ross, were married by Reverend Richard Snoddon on September 15, 1969, in the Nelson Street EU Congregational Church.

Their son Gary and bride Emma tied the knot on Sunday at Seamill Hydro.

Alex, 70, said: "We planned our own wedding for Anne's mum and dad's 25th and my son said they were looking at September and Anne suggested going for the 15th.

"They were looking at a Sunday wedding anyway so it all worked out nicely."

The golden couple met as teenagers working in the former Co-operative in Roxburgh Street, Greenock.

After they married, Anne moved on to Marks and Spencer in the town until her retirement in 2012.

Husband Alex started out in the local shipyards as a plater before working offshore on oil rigs for many years.

The couple, who live in Murdieston Street, also have a daughter, Gillian, who has children Rory, seven, and Erin, four, with partner Thomas.