Time for Falkirk district to clap for carers and keyworkers again

For the last two Thursdays our communities have been showing their appreciation for NHS staff, carers and other keyworkers – and they will be doing it again tonight.

By Fiona Dobie
Thursday, 9th April 2020, 6:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th April 2020, 6:06 pm
Residents are clapping for NHS staff and carers every Thursday
Residents are clapping for NHS staff and carers every Thursday

People across the district have been taking to their doorsteps for the #clapforcarers initiative at 8pm on a Thursday since the country was put into lockdown.

It’s a chance for everyone to show their support for those working on the front line during the current coronavirus pandemic by doing a simple act.

All you have to do is go to your front door or window and clap your hands and make some noise.

Robbie MacIsaac (19) playing the pipes last week for #PipeUpforKeyWorkers

The initiative started online and looks set to continue on a weekly basis for the foreseeable future.

Last week pipers across the UK got involved too, playing Scotland the Brave at the same time in the Pipe Up for Keyworkers campaign to show gratitude and support for the hard work being done every day as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise across the globe.