Kintyre says ‘thank you’ to NHS staff and other key workers

Sienna MacMillan with her drawing in honour of essential workers.
Sienna MacMillan with her drawing in honour of essential workers.

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People in homes throughout Kintyre joined others from across the UK last Thursday evening to give hard-working healthcare staff and other key workers a giant round of applause.

Although the remit was to stand on doorsteps at 8pm and clap to show appreciation for all that the essential workers are doing to keep the country running during the coronavirus lockdown, some put on even more of a display.

In Campbeltown, Kintyre Schools Pipe Band Pipe Major Fiona Mitchell stood on the street outside her house to belt out a tune on her bagpipes, while other pipers and drummers from the band performed their own tributes.

Fiona said: ‘I’d like to thank the NHS and all healthcare workers on the amazing work they are doing in this current crisis.’

Seven-year-old Sienna MacMillan not only joined children from across Kintyre in cheering on the workers with her parents but she also drew a special picture thanking NHS staff, as well as Tesco, Co-op and Post Office employees, ambulance crews, carers, police, delivery drivers and teachers.

Sienna’s little sister Laila, who had a quiet celebration when she turned two on March 22, missed out on clapping as she was in bed, but both girls have been busy drawing rainbow and Easter egg pictures for their windows which they also emailed to their granny and papa in Carradale and their granny and granda in Southend.