Balhousie Brookfield residents Helen and Alf Dutch celebrate Valentine's Day with a kiss.

Residents at Balhousie Brookfield proved Carnoustie is the real romance capital of the world as staff pulled out all the stops on Valentine’s Day.

At a special party organised by the amazing Brookfield team, everyone at the Angus care home swapped cards and gifts with their loved ones as part of an incredible Valentine’s Wishes idea thought up by passionate staff.

Staff at the home handed out “love coupons” allowing residents to receive special, individually-tailored treats.

They previously asked residents what they would choose with one wish, and on Valentine’s Day handed out gifts especially for them.

Resident Richard couldn’t wait to get his hands on his fish supper from The Steeple, and his daughter Cathy said: “That would have been his best Valentine.”

Meanwhile, Jean wanted to share a heart-shaped pizza, donated by Titanic Pizza, with her grandson, Mason – who brought a card and some roses for the special date. Local charity shop A Helping Hand handed out roses and cards to every resident as the whole community came together to share the love.

Everyone enjoyed chocolate and cakes to celebrate the romantic day, with the home decked out in hearts and other Valentine’s-themed decorations.

One resident said: “That’s made my day”, while another added: “It’s good to know there’s still kindness in the world.”

Some residents also wrote love letters and poems, including Alf Dutch, who lives at Brookfield with his wife Helen.

Alf got hearts racing when he read his beautiful poem aloud:

“This is for you, on this special day.
You opened up my heart, showed me the way.
I love you to bits, more than words can say.
To my beautiful love, happy Valentine’s Day.”

Watch Alf reading his poem in the video below.

Lisa Thomson, Home Manager at Balhousie Brookfield, said: “Our residents mean the world to us, and we want Valentine’s Day to be special for all of them.

“Our staff did an amazing job organising some wonderful activities, and we also had some fabulous support from the local community.

“We are so grateful to everyone who helped – they really made it a day to remember for all of our residents. And for us too!”