Community meals for sheltered housing residents in a Moray town have been restored despite their regular venue still being out of bounds.
Tenants at the Burnside and Hanover developments in Buckie had enjoyed monthly get-togethers since November last year until the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Current restrictions mean the group is still unable to socialise and share conversations at the town’s Fishermen’s Hall.
However, volunteers have instead chosen to take the meals to them to ensure they are not left on their own.
Tracey Rae, a community support officer at Moray Council, said: “It’s uplifting to see the positive impact of these community lunches, so the idea to bring it to the residents in sheltered housing complexes has been very welcomed.
“Many of these residents have been shielding for months now and, although we can’t eat together yet, we hope to soon to reconnect the community face-to-face again soon.”
Volunteer Susan Chalmers helped devise the calendar of events for residents that included nursery visits, taste testing and health talks as well as the monthly lunches.
She said: “Set up in partnership with Moray Food Plus, our Buckie community lunches have been popular events for folk wanting a blether whilst enjoying some tasty food. There’s no set charge but those who can afford to are able to make a donation.”