Aberdeen City Council’s efforts to help those in the armed forces and veterans have been commended in the UK Parliament.
The local authority has a covenant which pledges it will give extra help to servicemen and women.
In a House of Commons debate Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson invited Defence Minister Tobias Elwood to congratulate the council for renewing the covenant.
Mr Thomson said: “This covenant will show the city’s appreciation for the work of our armed forces and veterans.
“It puts in place additional support to help veterans into employment, to help them and their families and to give more new council housing to those who have served in our armed forces.”
Mr Ellwood said: “Mr Thomson is absolutely right.
“We have a role to play in upgrading the standards and maybe copying what is happening in his local authority.”