Scottish health secretary Shona Robison has opened two new community facilities in Dundee.
Ms Robison visited Lochee Men’s Shed and Whorterbank Community Garden, ventures aimed at providing the community with health and wellbeing advice.
People using the facilities also have the option of growing fresh vegetables.
Ms Robison was joined by Peter Jones, treasurer of the Men’s Shed, Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services depute convener councillor Anne Rendall and Catrina Boal, a community health specialist nurse with the Dundee Healthy Living Initiative.
The health secretary said: “I was delighted to open the Lochee Men’s Shed. It is a fantastic facility and an example of the impressive recovery network which continues to grow at grassroots level across Scotland.
“Initiatives like these help to make recovery from substance use visible and more accessible — places where individuals who were once excluded by the stigma associated with addiction, can turn their lives around.”
Ms Boal said: “The two community-based groups are providing vital opportunities for local residents in Lochee to come together to socialise, learn and share new skills and at the same time improve their health and wellbeing.”