TWO Bearsden schoogirls have launched a health campaign with top tips on how to keep fit  throughout Easter and beyond.

Abbie Duffin (left) and Phoebe Burnett (right). both aged 9, assisted in launching the Healthy Know How campaign at Caulders Garden Centre in Mugdock.

The health service is urging the public to prepare for common illnesses and the patients should check ahead of time that they have enough medication during the holiday period and have provided some top tips to keep fit and healthy

Dr Ron Cook, NHS 24’s Medical Director, said: "Nobody likes being unwell, but it is particularly unwelcome when the Easter holidays are coming up and you might be busy getting prepared for a short getaway or fun days out with the family.

"The Easter weekend is a busy time for 111 as many health services such as GPs, pharmacies, and dentists may be closed or have amended opening hours because of the public holidays."

The campaign focuses on encouraging the use of digital tools such as symptoms checkers.

These online resources are available free on NHS inform and NHS 24 Online app.

They cover a range of common illnesses including earaches, skin rashes and vomiting.

It provides information on managing minor medical conditions at home and advising on when to seek further medical help.

Dr Cook added: "I recommend that everyone takes five minutes to review NHS 24’s spring health advice.

"By following our Healthy Know How tips, you will be prepared to quickly deal with any minor illness or mishap should it occur, which will free up more time for you and your loved ones to enjoy your Easter holidays."