A newly-refurbished veterans’ home has been officially reopened following a £120,000 revamp.
Rosendael House in Broughty Ferry was officially declared open by Dundee depute lord provost Bill Campbell.
Councillor Campbell paid a visit to the home, which has had its dining room and residents’ lounge transformed as part of the facelift.
He said: “Both refurbished areas looked absolutely fantastic.
“The walls were made to look like they were made from real wood and it created a lovely, relaxed atmosphere.
“The home is a fantastic facility and the residents I met seemed to agree.
“They were very enthusiastic about the refurbishment.”
The modernised dining room features a new range of seating options, including sofas, high tables and smaller round table areas.
The lounge has been fitted out with new decor and furnishings, a large flat screen TV, new IT space and a gaming area.
Phil Cox, chief executive of Scottish Veterans Residences, which runs the centre for ex-servicemen and women, said: “We’re hugely grateful to all the groups and individuals who have supported this refurbishment which has transformed these popular public areas of Rosendael into beautifully modernised and comfortable spaces.
“We believe this investment is essential for the veterans we support, many of whom have found themselves facing challenging circumstances since leaving the armed forces.
“Creating an uplifting and positive environment for them is a key aspect of helping them overcome some of their barriers so they are better placed to move on with their lives.”
The project was funded through charitable donations to Rosendael and grants from a number of organisations, including the Wolfson Foundation, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Northwood Charitable Trust.
Fife-based Malcolm Duffin Interior Designers provided its services on a pro-bono basis.
Since it was bequeathed to the charity Scottish Veterans Residences in 1932, Rosendael has been used to provide residential accommodation for ex-service men and women of all ages.
Through the Broughty Ferry site and additional housing facilities in Edinburgh and Glasgow, SVR supports around 250 UK military veterans each year across Scotland.