Veterans across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have come together for a special reunion.
The veterans, who are all members of the charity Scottish War Blinded, travelled from across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, Fraserburgh, Turriff, Deeside, Stonehaven and Inverurie to gather at the Palm Court Hotel in Aberdeen.
It was an opportunity for the members – who all suffer from sight loss – to meet Scottish rehabilitation officer Sandra Taylor, who demonstrated a variety of specialist low vision aids and equipment that is available.
The veterans all received a glass of fizz before enjoying a three-course lunch, and many commented they “had a great time meeting friends, new and old.”
Rebecca Barr, director of Scottish War Blinded, attended and said: “It was wonderful to have such a good turn out to the Scottish War Blinded Aberdeen reunion.
“Our veterans are spread across the whole country, so these annual regional reunion lunches are always very enjoyable events.
“Many will meet up with old friends made through the charity and get to know some new faces as well.
“Our monthly lunch groups, social events and activities are important to many members of our ever-growing community of veterans with sight loss.
“It’s a chance for them to receive support and make new connections with many individuals in a similar situation to themselves.”
The veterans at the reunion all receive one-on-one support from the charity’s Outreach Worker team, with monthly groups held across Aberdeen, Stonehaven and Inverurie.
For more information about the services available, visit: www.scottishwarblinded.org.