Oaklands Care Home and Day Centre, 35 Canaan Lane, Morningside was celebrating the opening yesterday of an exhibition put together by older people and volunteers as part of the Museums Alive initiative.

Councillor Paul Edie, Health and Social Care Leader, was there to help them celebrate together with volunteers and service users.

This new venture is set to enrich the lives of the city’s older people as Edinburgh’s Museums and Galleries bring their collections to those who cannot visit.

The project is called Museums Alive and plans to provide many older people who either attend day centres or are resident in care homes with greater access to a variety of museum collections.