An Aberdeen shopping centre has awarded a disabilities charity a £5,000 bursary.
Union Square gave the donation to Aberdeen-based charity Archway, with the money to go towards converting a recently-purchased premises.
The property will provide 24-hour supported living accommodation for four adults with physical and learning disabilities, allowing them supported independent living.
Union Square retailers also invited Archway service users to visit the centre to build basic life skills.
Sarah Erbanova, environmental and community co-ordinator for Union Square, said: “We are delighted to support a local charity like Archway, who are committed to supporting those with learning or physical disabilities.
“With such varied customer interactions within Union Square, we wanted to offer Archway’s service users the chance to practice basic customer skills within the centre to further their confidence. We look forward to seeing the bursary put to good use within Archway’s newly-purchased premise.”
Archway chairman Jim Sangster said: “We are delighted that Union Square is supporting Archway and has given us such a generous award.
“We try to ensure that everyone coming to Archway participates in a range of social and recreational activities, and Union Square is a great favourite with many of our service users and their families.”