An Angus charity is to benefit from almost £1 million in grants that will help dementia and stroke sufferers across Scotland.
The cash, shared between 136 community groups, will support Montrose Stroke Club, which has been granted £1,850.
Member Frances Barber said: “After I had my stroke I was living on my own and I found it difficult to communicate and socialise with others.
“Joining the club helped me immensely as I met other people who had the same problems as me.
“This award will make a huge difference as it will allow us all to go out as a group together.”
The cash will help fund creative workshops for people living with dementia in Stirling and a programme encouraging men to come forward for health check-ups in Troon, South Ayrshire.
In Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Dewar House Carers Group, a residential care home for people living with dementia, has been awarded £4,650 to improve its outdoor spaces.
Awards for All Scotland, a partnership between sportscotland and the Big Lottery Fund, gives out grants of between £500 and £10,000 to projects supporting well-being in the community.
A spokeswoman said: “We are always surprised at the difference a relatively small amount of money can make providing support and advice to people in communities across Scotland and wish all of these groups the best of luck for the future.”