The SPRED group based at George Square, Edinbrgh, recently hosted it's first face-to-face gathering after two whole years.

A spokesperson said: "It was a great evening with smiles galore as we greeted one another from a distance, shared Jesus’ message and all our news.

"We were able to sing Shalom together which was the highlight of the evening. We are back!"

SPRED (SPecial REligious Development) is a Christian spiritual programme for children and adults with special needs. It is open to all faiths and none.

The core leader's group, which includes Fr Tony Lappin of St Joseph's in Peebles, also held its first face to face meeting since February 2020 in George Square in February.

Read more in the Archdiocesan SPRED group's latest newsletter here.