Linlithgow and South Queensferry vets' year of pandemic heroes
Westport Veterinary Clinic has been celebrating a year of kindness in the local community, highlighting its South Queensferry and Linlithgow heroes.
The monthly Local Hero Awards were created in March 2020 after the nation went into the first Covid-19 lockdown, when Westport Vets ran an online competition for local children to design a poster about kindness.
A spokesperson for Westport said: “Entries for this were emailed in, and one email caught our attention.
"Lori Grant emailed to say her daughter, Lily Green (5), had done lots of posters, however she didn't have them for the competition as Lily had donated them all to Linlithgow Care Home. Lily wanted to do something to cheer up residents in case they were missing their grandchildren.
“We wanted to celebrate this amazing act of kindness and so the Westport Vet Local Hero Awards were created and we had our first hero."
Now the vets has put together a video (see https://youtu.be/NTFUBWjJGXg) highlighting our local heroes.
The spokesperson added: “This past year our local communities have been truly amazing. In the toughest of times, communities have worked tirelessly to show their support and kindness for one another, each and every one is truly inspiring.
“We wanted to celebrate a year of local heroes and honour them once again for their contributions and kindness to our local community.
"We are continuing with Local Hero Awards and welcome nominations from locals to nominate someone for an act of kindness.”
Among those highlighted in the online video are 16 year old Linlithgow Academy pupil Christie McNab, who played two tunes on her bagpipes every day of lockdown.
Eli Jacks from South Queensferry made face shields and masks using 3D printers and donated them to those in need. Iain Withers from Narrowboat Farm set-up the 'Linlithgow Farmily' Facebook group.
Jules Meek from Linlithgow dedicated her time and skills both over lockdown and throughout the year hand-making re-usable fabric facemasks. And Gregor Angus saved the life of local man Brian Watson while out walking by the Union Canal.
To nominate someone for the Local Hero Awards, email : [email protected]