FREE fish suppers have been delivered to vulnerable people in North Glasgow.

Social landlord ng homes has teamed up with local chippies to "bring some cheer" to those who have been shielding or isolating during the coronavirus crisis.

The scheme was launched in partnership with Vito's, on Hawthorn Street, and the housing association is also working with Mr Chips and Sarry Suppers.

Over 50 suppers were delivered on the first night alongside personal hygiene packs, containing face masks, gloves, sanitiser and safety messages from Scottish Fire and Rescue and Police Scotland.

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They also included the Scottish Government coronavirus route map and a copy of popular Vera Lynn song 'We'll Meet Again'.

Chippy owner Vito Di Nardo said: "It is a great way to reach people who have been isolated and I know from experience that a ‘chippy’ is a welcome treat.

"I have been very impressed by the amazing work going on in the community during this time."

Costs of the scheme have been covered by the Scottish Government's Wellbeing Fund and more than 600 people are set to benefit.

Margaret Fraser, head of regeneration at ng homes said: "For those who have been at home for a good period of time it will be a different experience going out shopping which is why we included the personal hygiene pack and details of what to expect in going out shopping.

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"We want to allay any anxieties that people may feel and encourage them to shop locally and be part of the overall community again."

Bob Doris MSP attended the launch night to support the scheme.

He said: "This activity is both tackling social isolation and supporting local businesses.

"My thanks to ng homes, everyone at Vito’s chippy and all the volunteers. This is proving to be a great success during these difficult times."

Traders in Possilpark, supported by ng homes and with funding from Scotland’s Towns Partnership, are looking to establish the area as a Business Improvement District.

Phil Prentice, chief officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, said: “By thinking local first, we can help Scotland’s economic recovery from its grassroots, supporting our town centres within all of the public safety guidelines… whether you need a book, a pint of milk or a meal, please think local first.”