Helen and David Callender, from Lockerbie, have received a letter of congratulations from the Queen after reaching their 70th wedding anniversary.
The couple were presented with the card from HM Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries, Mrs Jean Tulloch, on behalf of the Queen.
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