Every Thursday at 8pm we step outside our doors and #ClapForOurCarers to show our heartfelt thanks to the people keeping our country functioning. Medical workers, carers, cleaners, bin collectors, supermarket workers deserve this noisy ovation and so much more. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been highlighting some of the New Scots who are on the frontline:

Marzieh (pictured above: first left) was a midwife in Iran before retraining as a phlebotomist in Scotland and becoming one of our vital NHS workers.

LN (pictured above: second left) is putting her MSc Biomedical Science to good use in NHS and says “I’m so proud to work with the amazing team here at the hospital.” She also urges people to please stay home and stay safe.

Sakina (pictured above: second right) is a carer who looks after elderly people and those with underlying health conditions in their homes in North Lanarkshire.

Dr Ahmed Subeh (pictured above: first right) is from Syria. After going through the Refugee Doctors programme in Scotland, he is now caring for people in Aberdeen. The Refugee Doctors programme helps medically-qualified refugees to become registered here.

Our deepest gratitude to all risking their lives at this time to keep us safe and well.


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Laura Delaney
Author: Laura Delaney