A RENFREWSHIRE couple enjoyed a right royal day out as they were each presented with an OBE.

Alan and Linda Stewart, co-owners of hair salon group Rainbow Room International, received their awards from Princess Anne at an investiture held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The Langbank couple, who were honoured for services to hairdressing, also enjoyed a royal garden party afterwards.

Linda told The Gazette: “It was such a surreal experience attending the investiture ceremony and the garden party.

“We had a wonderful time and were delighted to have met and heard about so many inspirational individuals who have made significant contributions to their community.

“We are still in shock that we have received this award but are extremely thankful that our work in the industry has been acknowledged in this way.”

As well as opening a number of  salons, the couple launched a state-of-the-art academy which offers advanced training to apprentices and established hairdressers.