Tayside politicians Joe Fitzpatrick and Graeme Day joined forces at the weekend to highlight the huge contribution carers make to Scottish society.
The MSPs were both presenting awards at the annual Crossroads Caring Carers’ Awards Ceremony, which marks the end of national Carers Week.
Special awards were made to three carers who have dedicated themselves to caring for their loved ones.
They included Dundee mum Caroline Mitchell, who takes care of both her grandparents and specially adapted her home and garden to accommodate their needs after their own home was flooded.
Her award recognised her commitment to helping them to continue to live together, while having the safety of living within the family unit.
Mr Dey said: “The back stories of the three award winners serve to remind all of us not only of the dedication of carers but also the unique nature of every caring situation.
“Carers come in so many guises and contend with a wide variety of circumstances.
“It is important those of us who have the opportunity to help shape support services for them remember that.”
Mr Fitzpatrick added: “This event, and the hundreds of others that have taken place over the last week, raise awareness of the thousands of carers across Scotland who undertake their caring role without hesitation.”