Floral tribute honours frontline casualties of Covid-19

Unions and community councillors pay their heartfelt respects.

Floral tribute honours frontline casualties of Covid-19

A touching floral tribute has been laid by the banks of the River Ness in Inverness to honour frontline health and care staff who have died during the battle against coronavirus.

The colourful display was organised by trades unionists and members of the local Park Community Council.

The flowers were placed at the workers’ memorial at Friars Shott in Huntly Street earlier this week, to mark the annual International Workers’ Memorial Day.

Separately, a message was posted online by the Inverness and District Trades Union Council which called for better personal protective equipment for those working in essential services during the crisis.

It stated: “Remember the dead, fight for the living.”

Covid-19 has claimed the lives of more than 100 UK health and care workers.