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Airport hero weds US sweetheart

Mr and Mrs Smeaton
Mr Smeaton received a Queen's Gallantry medal after the Glasgow airport attack

Glasgow Airport car bomb hero John Smeaton has married his American girlfriend Christy MacPhedran at a historic Scots castle.

The couple wed in a candle-lit ceremony in the chapel at Balgonie Castle near Markinch, in Fife.

Former baggage handler Mr Smeaton, 33, famously helped stop the terrorist attack at Glasgow Airport in June 2007.

After the ceremony he said: "It might well be raining but this is the happiest day of my life."

He arrived at the 14th Century building in a silver Ferrari Scaglietti. He wore his Ancient McNeill of Barra Highland dress.

He said: "I thought I'd be nervous but I was remarkably calm.

"Christy's family, including her mum and dad, travelled over for the wedding. Everyone's here. It's lovely."

Mr Smeaton added: "We've not really planned a honeymoon as such. We're just going to do some family stuff and maybe get away for a couple of days and visit some whisky distilleries up north."



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