An Aberdeenshire pharmacy is giving away free packs of protective gear to frontline NHS staff and other key workers.
Blackburn Pharmacy, on Main Road in the village north of Aberdeen, has been preparing parcels containing equipment to help people stay safe while carrying out essential work.
Each bundle contains some hand sanitiser, a mask, five pairs of gloves and a face visor.
Borders Pharmacy Group, which runs the shop, decided to start handing out the free PPE to key workers as a thank-you for their work, and to help address reported shortages.
Alison Webster, a dispenser at the Blackburn store, said more than 20 packages have been distributed since the initiative started last week.
She is now encouraging anyone with key worker status or who works on the frontline for the NHS to come in, show their badge, and pick up their kits.
She said: “These kits are really handy for people who are key workers that might have access to PPE in the workplace, but don’t have access to any clean PPE to wear while going to the shops or anything like that.
“All NHS frontline staff or other key workers have to do is pop by the pharmacy and show us proof of where they work with a badge, and they can take away one of our packs.
“We just wanted to do something to say thanks.”