Couples from across the Archdiocese got together at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh last night for a celebration of marriage.

Archbishop Cushley was the principal celebrant at Mass and gave a blessing to married couples and to engaged couples.

He said: "It is always a lovely, happy occasion when we thank God for the many blessings received through the great gift of marriage.

"It warms my heart to see so many people here to celebrate that and to pray for God's blessing upon their lives."

After the Mass a reception was held in Coffee Saints cafe.

The longest married couple at the event were Margaret & Bill Mawdsley (below).

They are parishioners at St John the Baptist Church in Corstorphine and have been married for 68 years.

They were wed at St Mary's, Star of the Sea, Leith, in 1955, and have three daughters and five grandchildren.

They cut the celebration cake alongside the most recent married couple, Eilish & Callum Lloyd (below left), who have been married for just a few months.

The annual event was organised by Fr Jeremy Milne and the Archdiocesan commission for Marriage & Family Life.

Some members of the Archdiocesan Commission for Marriage & Family Life. From left: Louise & Deacon John, Andrew Milligan, Paul Atkin, Anna & Janusz Nieciecki.