Streets across the UK came alive with the sound of applause last night as thousands of people showed their appreciation of carers.
Clapping could be heard from windows and doors across the north and north-east – as residents took the chance to thank NHS workers and local authority carers for going above and beyond in battling the coronavirus pandemic.
The communal Clap for our Carers, part of a nationwide effort, took place at 8pm and loud applause was heard across the region, from Aberdeen Beach area to Alford in the north-east, through Moray and the Highlands.
Clap for our Carers was the brainchild of London woman Annemarie Plas.
The 36-year-old came up with the idea after seeing something similar in her native Holland.
She said: “The frontline is doing the best they can, being exposed to the virus.
“We are ‘safe’ at home and of course finding that challenging, but it is in no way as hard as what they are doing.
“And I want them to know that we are behind them and feel so grateful of them doing that for us.”