Local MSP Kate ties the knot at church service in Dingwall

The happy couple, pictured, had photographs taken at at the Global Energy Stadium, home of Ross County FC, a short distance from the church. Photograph: Chris Hoskins Photography. NO F32 Kate and Ali-1001
The happy couple, pictured, had photographs taken at at the Global Energy Stadium, home of Ross County FC, a short distance from the church. Photograph: Chris Hoskins Photography. NO F32 Kate and Ali-1001

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Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch MSP Kate Forbes married her fiancé, Alasdair (Ali) MacLennan, earlier today (July 29) at a church service in Dingwall.

Family and friends were present at the ceremony, and due to restrictions on numbers, the wedding was also livestreamed on the internet so other well-wishers could witness the happy occasion.

Kate and Ali tied the knot at a church service in Dingwall. Photograph: Chris Hoskins Photography. NO F32 Kate and Ali-1003
Kate and Ali tied the knot at a church service in Dingwall. Photograph: Chris Hoskins Photography.

The pair – Ali is 41 and Kate is 31 – announced their engagement earlier this year. Scottish finance minister Kate commented: ‘We are delighted to get married, with some friends and family. Many watched online instead of joining us in person, because of Covid-19 restrictions.

‘After a difficult 18 months for everybody, our wedding day has been full of joy. We hope other couples enjoy the same happy day, even with all the worries and frustrating of planning a wedding around restrictions.’

The wedding photographs were taken at the Global Energy Stadium, home of Ross County FC, a short distance from the church.