An animal welfare charity has issued an appeal for the public to make face masks for its staff.
Scottish SPCA centres are closed but there are more than 170 workers still caring for animals during the coronavirus pandemic.
With demand for disposable protective equipment high, the charity is looking for masks made of tightly woven cotton material – with animal designs encouraged.
Scottish SPCA deputy head of field operations Graeme Innes said: “We are finding it hard to meet the needs of our staff as the disposable face masks we have are being used at an alarming rate.
“We are hoping that the public might be able to spare the time and materials to make us masks that will be readily used by our staff across Scotland.
“The best material to use for masks is tightly woven cotton, like pillow cases, made with several layers.
“This is more breathable and the close weave stops respiratory droplets penetrating.”
He added: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and selflessness of people over the pandemic and the support of members of the public does mean the world to us.
“If people are able to create these essential items for us, we will appreciate every last one.”
Anyone donating a mask is asked to include their name and contact phone number or email address in the package.
Those who do so will be entered into a prize draw to win an exclusive, private tour around the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Clackmannanshire.
Finished masks can be sent to the centre in Fishcross, Alloa, FK10 3AN, and they will be distributed to centres across Scotland.