A north-east engineering firm has signed up to help UK armed forces.
Wood is the latest organisation to get involved with the UK Armed Forces Covenant to make sure no military personnel suffers a disadvantage because of their service.
The firm’s CEO Bob MacDonald attended a special ceremony to sign the agreement at Edinburgh Castle on Thursday.
The document was co-signed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by Commander Andy Poulton-Watt, SO1 Reserves Engagement, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Mr MacDonald, pictured left, with Cdr Poulton-Watt, said: “Wood are very proud of our historic and ongoing relationship with the armed forces community which continues to grow from strength to strength. Supporting the armed forces community is very important to us because ex-service people and reservists play a vital role in many of our teams.”
The signing was organised by Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association regional employer engagement director Michelle McKearnon.
She said: “I am delighted that Wood has formally pledged their commitment to the armed forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant at Edinburgh Castle.
“They are a multi-billion pound organisation who are key employers of reservists and veterans and their support is appreciated.”