A HAPPY couple who met on a bus in Govan have celebrated their 60th anniversary.

Joe Adams, 81, and May, 80, say 'always being there' for one another is the secret to their six decades together.

They celebrated their special day surrounded by friends and family in Deanfield Care Home in Penilee, including their bridesmaid.

They married on October 18 1957 at Croftfoot Parish Church after getting together on the way to work.

The couple – who have four children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren – met on a bus going to Watson & McLeans, a chain makers, where they both worked in Govan.

Joe said: “May and I can’t quite believe it has been 60 years since we got married. We’ve shared so many memories and experiences together which we fondly look back on such as our first dance to ‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis Presley.

"I think we can both agree our favourite memories are from bringing up our children.

“Our advice to young couples is to always be there for each other. At the end of the day that is all that matters and we think that’s the secret to a long and happy marriage.”

Claribel Durairaj, care home manager added: “Joe is such a lovely resident and May is always in the home visiting him. They are a truly inspiring love story for future generations. That’s why we wanted to do something special for their 60th wedding anniversary.

“Reaching a diamond anniversary is such a special achievement and the whole celebration was really fitting. The day was filled with love and joy and couldn’t have gone any better.”