A hardworking nurse is working frontline after coming to the career later in life - all while fighting M.E.

Krysha Finlayson, from Springhill, has been working frontline during the coronavirus crisis in Monklands Hospital's COVID intensive care ward.

Bets pal, Linda Harper, nominated her friend for Glasgow Time's Key Worker Heroes to say thank you to Krysha.

Linda said: "We've been friends since Primary 7 and four years ago she decided to go to university and study to become a nurse.

"She's always wanted to do it and I'm so proud of her, it really is the perfect job for her because she is so kind and selfless."

Krysha graduated from University of West of Scotland last year, originally working in the day surgery unit at Monklands before being redeployed to the intensive care unit.

Linda aid: "Never in a million years could you predict what has happened but the way she has continued on is so inspiring.

"I'm in complete awe of her, she has overcome so much.

"She's such a strong person, even when she comes home she doesn't discuss patients or anything that she's seen on the frontline, she really is an incredible fighter."

Krysha was diagnosed with M.E, a multi-system disease also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 12 years ago.

"She has an unbelievably strong character, and she knows her boundaries of what she can do.

"She is my absolute best friend and I can't wait to just give her a big hug again."

Sandra Robertson, 51 from Gartcosh, was nominated by her son, Brian Robertson for her work cleaning the local doctors surgeries during the coronavirus lockdown.

Brian said: "She cleans Glenboig and Moodiesburn surgeries, when they've had COVID cases and also just so that the doctors is clean and safe everyday.

"I don't think my mum realises how much work she is doing for others, and I just wanted to say thank you to workers like cleaners that are really important at the moment.

Sandra is also working in potentially contaminated environment while being at a higher risk of complications, being diagnosed with Diabetes.

"I think it was scarier for her to go out to work at the start when the roads were quieter and a bit more empty, but I think it will still be quite scary for her.

Sandra also helped out Brian, who is currently unable to work as normal as a painter and decorator.

He said: "We were able to run a competition on our Facebook page to decorate for a key worker, and that was with the help of my mum.

"The winner was so happy and that was all from my mum being able to put us in touch with people through her work

"I live with my mum at the moment so I've been there to help drive her to work and for support, I'm glad I've been there for her."

Victoria Pringle, 36 from Maryhill, was nominated by her twin sister, Emma, for her work during the coronavirus crisis.

Emma said: "A lot of focus in the news is on frontline workers and NHS workers.

"I think that jobs like supermarket workers are just as worthy of the attention and praise too, they're helping out normal people day-to-day."

Victoria is a worker at Tesco in Maryhill, working at the supermarket over the past decade.

Emma said: "A lot of people are on furlough and aren't able to work at the moment which is hard, but Victoria is doing such an amazing job helping to keep everyone going.

"People often overlook to the work that shop workers are doing at the moment and I just wanted to show her that she is appreciated.

"She is just such a lovely person, I couldn't ask for a better sister."

Emma has been keeping up with Victoria and other family members the way many of us are - through Facetime and video call quizzes to keep entertained.

"She's my best friend and I miss being able to see her."