GOUROCK pensioners were reunited for the first time since the start of the pandemic for a much-longed for day trip.

Organiser Jim Hunter, who runs the group from Riverside Gardens sheltered housing complex brought them all together to go to Loch Lomond Shores.

The pensioners club, like every other group, had to stop meeting during Covid-19.

As they came together for the first time the Tele was on hand as they were waved off by family.

Jim said: "It is really lovely to see everyone again. Our pensioners were desperate to meet up again.

"So many of our pensioners have hardly seen anyone and it is just lovely to come together.

"We still can't use the lounge in Riverside Gardens so it is perfect to go on a trip.

"The pensioners love Lomond Shores and a visit to the shopping village Antartex as well.

"But the most important thing is keeping everyone safe."

Helper Lynne Wilson, a retired museum assistant from Wemyss Bay was on the trip with her friend Mary Porteous.

She said: "We are just happy to be here and on the trip, it is lovely to see everyone again. We have to thank Jim Hunter, he does a marvellous job pulling it all together.

"I joined the pensioners club when I retired and I love the company, we all do."