A Moray photographer has captured poignant images of residents and staff at care homes during lockdown.
Buckie-based Shelley Mackie took the images at the town’s Parklands, Burnbank and Netherha care homes as part of a project to document life during the pandemic.
The professional photographer hopes the pictures will provide a glimpse for future generations of how locals coped with the Covid-19 outbreak.
Mrs Mackie has now photographed nearly 150 families in the area as well as the care home residents.
She said: “The news can be quite scary and many people, including myself, were scared and isolated from their families and friends.
“I wanted to create happy pictures and memories to make people smile. I like to think that one day, when kids at school are learning about the time of the coronavirus lockdown, they might refer to some of my images as a visual reminder of what it was like for the people.
“My pictures have made people smile and cry and it lets them see that they are not alone – we are all in this together.”
Lisa Toogood, activities coordinator at the Parklands and Burnbank care homes, said: “Shelley’s photos show that residents and staff are still smiling and cheerful during these tough times.
“Residents may not be able to see their loved ones but, thanks to Shelley, their relatives can see that they are enjoying life and in good spirits. Life behind closed doors is still carrying on despite the restrictions.”