LOW cloud and occasional rain didn't diminish the senses during a pioneering new project at Dawyck Botanic Garden.

On Sunday volunteer guide Inga Stewart the first Sensory walk around the extensive garden.

And the group, despite the weather, still enjoyed the opportunity to touch and smell many of the plants and trees as well as listed to Dawyck's unique natural soundtrack.

The walks are aimed at encouraging everyone - of all ages and abilities - to engage with nature.

A spkeswoman for Dawyck told us: "The intention is for Sensory Walks to become a regular feature of Dawyck’s seasonal timetable.

"Anyone who missed the first one will have an opportunity to join another later in the year."