Almost 80 retired Queen’s Nurses from across Scotland have met at Crieff Hydro for the QNIS annual gathering.
The event allows those attending to catch-up and share their news while finding out the latest information on what the Institute is doing over a three-course lunch.
It forms part of the QNIS commitment to enabling the fellowship of retired Queen’s Nurses.
This year’s event heard from two of the current Queen’s Nurses who were among the cohort of 20 to be the first awarded the prestigious title in almost 50 years.
Fiona Fitheridge, Welfare and History Manager at QNIS, said: “The annual gathering is an important date in the diary for QNIS staff and our network of retired Queen’s Nurses, allowing connections and friendships to strengthen.
“We were delighted to see so many travel on buses from Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh and take the opportunity to meet up with friends and hear each other’s latest news.
“This year was the first year we were able to have new Queen’s Nurses speak about how honoured they feel to ensuring the strong and proud tradition of Queen’s Nursing is continuing into the 21st century.”