Residents in a Renfrewshire care home have been dusting off their dancing shoes with a new salsa class.

Campbell Snowdon House in Quarriers Village introduced the new lessons at the beginning of February -  hosted by Paul Blair of Buddie Salsa.

Every week, the residents practice and prepare for an upcoming show in Paisley.

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And it was one resident above all who made the class happen as Irene Kennedy said it was on her wishlist to learn.

It was an aim the 85-year-old said she had as she used to be a Scottish Highland dancer when she was younger.

She said: "I love the class and it is something that I wanted to do.

"Highland dancing was always my thing but this is really good.

"I am really enjoying it and I am glad to be coming along every week.

Another resident who has been enjoying getting back on the dance floor is Betty Devlin, 93, as she said: "I have been dancing like I have never before since these started.

"I love it.

"It is good to do something and it is needed at times.

"Paul has been brilliant and he has really been good with us all, especially with his dancing."

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The home raised the funding to host the classes thanks to the heroics of Jim Marville, manager of the care home, as he ran the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow last October.

Jim, who had previously held another fundraiser to install a duck pond in the garden of the home, raised a whopping £2500.

He is now looking to tackle three half-marathons this year in order to raise more money for the home. 

Jim said: "We always ask our residents what they want and that is why we try and implement it whenever we can.

"The reason I did the Great Scottish Run was because the activities here really benefit the residents.

"We try and keep them moving as that helps prevent people falling as that helps improve the balance all the time.

"Everything we do is what the residents want and we will try and do more in the future."

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Instructor Paul admitted that he gets good satisfaction out of helping at the home because of a personal attachment to the music.

He said: "The full business (Buddies Salsa) came about because my mum and dad have dementia and Alzheimer's.

"I love seeing the smile on [the resident's] faces and the impact of the music because I personally know how huge it can be.

"So to be doing this every week as some of them have more experience dancing than I ever will."