Kelpies to Remain Lit Up Blue Until Coronavirus Crisis is Over

A fitting tribute to the sterling work of our NHS staff.

The Kelpies in Falkirk will be lit up blue for the whole period of the COVID-19 crisis as a lasting tribute to NHS and social care workers – after Thursday evening’s show of national support which saw residents across the UK clap in support of health workers.

The Kelpies were lit blue on Thursday night into Friday to thank the many doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, ambulance crews and other NHS staff who are working extremely hard to help those affected by the coronavirus.

Scottish Canals and the Falkirk Community Trust have now confirmed that the Kelpies will remain blue for the foreseeable future after a request from Falkirk East MSP, Angus MacDonald, to pay tribute to those NHS staff working to keep the public safe across the country.

Commenting, Angus MacDonald MSP said:

“It was a fitting tribute to see the Kelpies lit blue in recognition of the tremendous effort we are seeing from doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, ambulance crews and other NHS staff, who are working extremely hard to help and support those affected by the coronavirus.

“This welcome move coincides with the heartening solidarity shown to our NHS and social care staff on Thursday evening, when residents across Scotland stood on their doorsteps and clapped in support of all those working so hard during this current Covid-19 crisis.

“I am delighted that the Kelpies will now remain lit blue throughout this crisis, as a constant recognition and reminder of the sterling work NHS Scotland staff and carers are undertaking at this challenging time.”