Creatives in the north and north-east are being encouraged to help protect frontline staff against Covid-19.
A Glasgow-based project running from Kelvinside Academy has made nearly 7,000 pieces of PPE and organisers now hope people further north will also get involved.
Lana Alldritt, originally from Aberdeen, is working on the initiative after graduating from Gray’s School of Art and is urging those who have the correct equipment to make protective visors.
They are currently being made at Kelvinside Academy’s NuVu Innovation School, which opened last October, using 3D printers and laser cutters.
Miss Alddritt said: “When I found out Aberdeen were struggling for supportive hubs and PPE equipment, the concern was very close to heart, growing up, studying and working in healthcare there before moving to Glasgow.
“The visors are created with innovative technology – laser cutters and 3D printers and are easily made with the right equipment and materials.”
David Miller, director of Kelvinside’s Innovation School said someone in Skye had even been in touch “desperate” for PPE and that the project has been “inundated” with requests from across the country.
They have been donating the equipment to frontline staff working in hospitals, care homes, pharmacies and doctors surgeries.
Mr Miller said: “Medical and care staff are on the frontline of this crisis, but to save lives, they themselves need to be protected. It has been humbling to meet the doctors, nurses and care staff behind the need; these visors are in many cases that crucial extra layer protecting front line staff in these incredibly challenging times.”
A whole range of schools have been getting involved with the initiative.
A crowdfunder has been set up, with all funds going directly to the supply of materials for all visors, production through independent printers and distribution of visors.
It costs £2 to make one visor. To support the effort, visit www.gofundme.com/f/jyn2fe-emergency-ppe-for-the-nhs-fundraiser