Businesses across the north of Scotland are being encouraged to donate key pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health workers.
In its first week alone, the nationwide Med Supply Drive was able to hand over more than 8,000 masks, pairs of gloves, gowns and visors.
It has found companies in the manufacturing, construction, beauty and even film industries often have stockpiles of NHS-grade PPE.
Firms in these sectors, and which are not currently in operation, are being asked to consider how they can help hospitals, GP surgeries, hospices and care homes throughout the area.
The initiative was inspired in part by the CovidGo group in Lochaber, which canvassed local businesses for surplus PPE stock.
A spokesman for the campaign said: “Scottish industry has the high-quality PPE the NHS currently desperately requires and many businesses and organisation have had to down tools during this outbreak.
“Their expertise in PPE routinely saves lives from hazardous substances and through their generous donations we hope to apply their wealth of knowledge and equipment during this crisis to save lives in the NHS.”
He added: “As a small country with great industry, the PPE that NHS frontline workers so desperately need might just be in a warehouse or stockroom round the corner.
“We have the opportunity to equip NHS workers quickly and efficiently if donations are made locally.”
The organisation is looking for two specific types of FFP3 mask, the Alpha Solway 3030V and 3M 8883.
It says many frontline NHS workers have already been fit-tested for these models.
Med Supply Drive is also requesting certain models of other pieces of equipment including respirators, non-latex gloves, goggles and visors.
For more information, visit medsupplydrive.org.uk/scotland.