Residents at Balhousie Dalnaglar care home in Crieff have received a heartwarming message from the great-granddaughter of a former resident.

Nine-year-old Isla Goldie wanted to maintain contact with the home despite her great-grandfather, Jim Drysdale, passing away in February.

At home on her family’s farm during the lockdown, Isla wrote to say how much she had enjoyed visiting Balhousie Dalnaglar and that she was thinking of the residents during the Coronavirus Crisis.

“I hope you are all keeping safe and feeling OK,” wrote Isla, who lives at Mouswald near Dumfries. “My mummy is teaching us from home. Yesterday I made soup and cupcakes and helped daddy on the farm with calves. We have lots of baby lambs and baby calves. Thank you for looking after my great grandpa.”

Some artwork from Isla

Isla’s mum Linda said: “Sadly, Isla’s great grandpa passed away in February but we decided to keep writing to his home as we know they can’t get any visitors just now and we wouldn’t like to think that we couldn’t have visited him.”

Pictured: Isla Goldie with her brother Thomas and parents.