A MARYHILL man has lodged a petition to the Scottish Parliament in the hope to get free face masks for anyone who needs them.

Alex Wallace is calling on the Scottish Government to take action.

The 52-year-old said: “It is in the public interest to eradicate this virus. We must all play our part but this is not possible when you have to pay for a face covering.

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"I think the Scottish Government should show the rest of the world what we can do for the poorest in society. Please make masks free for everyone in Scotland.”

We previously reported that Alex's campaign was backed by politicians including Keiran O'Neill and Willie Rennie.

To view and sign the petition, click here.