Nearly 200 people gathered in Perth for the annual carers conference.
The event, hosted by Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service (PKAVS), was held in the Dewars Centre and recognised the vital contribution made by unpaid carers.
PKAVS provides support for hundreds of carers in Perth & Kinross and helps them develop skills and interests to enhance their own lives.
The event featured talks on short breaks, respite opportunities, personalisation and self-directed support.
One carer said: “This is what carers appreciate – to connect with and feel human again.”
Two carers also shared their own stories in a moving presentation.
The event was opened with a talk from Perth Provost Denis Melloy, discussing how unpaid carers support local communities.
Workshops available at the event included body boosting bingo with Age Scotland, community connections with the Social Proscribing Team, chronic pain management with Pain Association Scotland, meditation with Lynne Crow Holistics, and laughter yoga with Joyworks.
The event finished with a performance by Renfrewshire Carers Centre Choir, who received a standing ovation.