It’s game-on for the residents of Balhousie Stormont Lodge in Blairgowrie, with a donation from local group Game Square Alyth.

The multi-generational group, set up during lockdown by Alyth resident Grant Train, dropped off several bags of games and puzzles, including old favourites like Cluedo.

Grant told us, “Game Square was set up to provide a unique space where people can connect – also aimed at older generations – to combat social isolation and loneliness. Gaming is a strong social outlet which helps to bring people together. We hope that these games will bring enjoyment to the people at Balhousie Stormont Lodge care home.”

Like all Balhousie Care Group’s homes, Stormont thrives on busy activity schedules. Jules Ritchie-Urry, Home Manager, said:

“We’re lucky with our location on the edges of Blairgowrie that there is a lot of scope for residents to get out for walks, and also enjoy our beautiful grounds. However, they also love to keep active inside. That’s why we’re so grateful for this kind donation from Game Square Alyth. They will come in really useful.”

Grant Train from Game Square Alyth dropping off some of the donations to Savanna Henvey of Balhousie Stormont Lodge.