Residents at a Moray sheltered housing complex are looking forward to taking part in range of outdoor pursuits following a £10,000 revamp to their garden.
Soldiers from the Kinloss Army Barracks were among the crews that worked on upgrading the outdoor expanse at Buckpool’s Burnside Court.
The garden at the Hanover Housing Association facility, in the west end of Buckie, has now been officially opened.
It includes new flower beds, a bowls lane and a large-scale draughts board which the pensioners who live there can stay mentally and physically active by playing.
One of the complex’s oldest and longest serving residents, Magnus Inglis, cut the ribbon to declare the new garden open.
Mr Inglis, 91, has lived at Burnside Court for 18 years and has spent that time helping to take care of the outdoors area.
The 39 Engineer Regiment from Kinloss Barracks carried out essential round survey studies that helped prepare the garden for renovation.
Their effort provided residents with information to get accurate quotes for the work, which eventually led to them landing a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery.
Residents raised a further £1,000 towards the work by selling arts and crafts items, Huntly’s Darren Irvine builders donated £1,200 and Hanover Housing Association supplied furniture.
The chairman of the Burnside Court Residents Association, Derek Thompson, said: “This has truly been a partnership of organisations making a difference.
“I’d like to thank everyone who donated their time and money over the past 18 months, and to everyone else who has assisted in any way making this garden a reality.”