A GREENOCK care home is opening its door to the wider wider community after holding a special fun day.

Staff and residents at Merino Court, on Drumfrochar Road, hosted the event to get to know friends, families and people from the area.

Among the visitors was Provost Martin Brennan.

There was live music, entertainment, a tombola, tea, coffee and some delicious home-baking for everyone to enjoy.

The theme of the event was inspired by popular ITV drama Downton Abbey, with staff and some residents dressing especially for the occasion.

Moira Buck, wellbeing co-ordinator at Merino Court, said: "We had a really good day.

"The Provost came along and there was a 'best tea trolley' competition.

"I chose Downton as the theme and got all the girls to dress up and some of the residents wore hats and fascinators too.

"Our chef, Kirsty Cummings, did all the home-baking and made lovely cakes, which were all devoured.

"Sharon McMaster and Linda MacDonald did really well with the tea trolley, it looked great, and Airs and Graces provided music on the day."

The aim of the open day was to engage with the wider community and build relationships with people of all ages and walks of life, from neighbours to supporters of the care home.

It was also an opportunity to show what goes on inside the close-knit care home.

Moira said: "The staff and residents loved it and everyone got involved."