The husband-and-wife team behind a social club for elderly and disabled people in East Renfrewshire has welcomed its return after a two-year hiatus.

Members of Band F (Barrhead and Neilston Disabled Forum) had a great time getting together again at the Dunterlie Resource Centre, in Stewart Street, where they enjoyed a buffet and some bingo.

The group, which will continue to meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons, had last gathered in 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic struck.

Their first post-Covid gathering, which was attended by 20 people, served as a long overdue chance for a catch-up and a chat, as well as an opportunity to introduce new members.

“We were honoured to open up again,” said chairperson Margaret Reilly, who runs the group with her husband James, the club’s treasurer.

“Everything went well and everybody enjoyed it and had a great day.

“Some of the members hadn’t been out for a year and they were delighted we were running the bus as well because I got the bus on to pick them up and bring them to the club.

“We had a lovely buffet from MacPhees and I would like to thank them for their catering because they have been really good with me anytime that I have got catering from them.

“It was great to see all of the members and I would also like to thank Tam Bradley for the bus service.”

Going forward, Margaret and James hope to bring in an entertainer, such as an accordion or guitar player, in the weeks ahead for a sing-along with members.

They also hope to organise a fish supper day.

Those interested in joining Band F are asked to pick up a referral form at the Dunterlie Resource Centre, complete it and return it, so they can be put on a waiting list and contacted when a place is available.