September 22, 2016
For nearly five years, former soldiers have been going to the Carnsalloch Veterans Garden Project near Dumfries where gardening helps them cope with post-traumatic stress disorder issues.
And thanks to the work of veterans, some civilian volunteers and an injection of Covenant cash these ex-soldiers can continue to enjoy a place of calm.
In this safe environment they can get fresh air and exercise and swap the kind of banter they had while they were serving in the Armed Forces.
While there they can reminisce about the good times, and support each other during the tough times.
Dumfries and Galloway Councillor Archie Dryburgh said: “The project has been a success because of the guys who run it – the veterans, because they know how to come together and work as a team, and that teamwork comes from their time in the Armed Forces, and it’s important to keep it going.”