Residents at a care home in Wishaw relived memories of seaside trips to Largs as they went on a virtual bus journey to the town and ate ice cream.

Staff at Beechwood Care Home organised the virtual trip for eight residents, wearing hats and sunglasses to give a holiday feel and arranging their chairs to form a bus.

Activity coordinator Helen Miller made seatrests for the bus and residents Margaret Brown, Isabella Hutcheon, Moyra Irvine, Catherine Kelly, Helen MacPherson, Jeanette Stewart, Jeanette Patterson and Chick McKenzie had a great day out.

Staff and residents reminisced of visits to Largs, discussing the ferry to Millport, the seafront, amusements, Nardini’s, and watching beach puppet shows.

Manager Cathy Togneri said: “I thought it would be a good idea to cheer everyone up as we can’t get out and the residents are used to being out and about ordinarily.

“It gave everyone something to look forward to when we were planning the trip and yesterday evening it was a talking point and everyone loves an ice-cream.”

Staff are looking to take more residents on the virtual tours in the coming weeks.