COUNCIL volunteers have made sure 200 people per week who are shielding from coronavirus have essential medication.

A team of 25 dedicated staff have been working with 29 community pharmacies to ensure residents from Barassie to Ballantrae can still get vital medicines during the lockdown.

The team have also made over 850 home visits to people on the list to make sure they’re okay.

Staff volunteer Fiona said: “I’ve made lots of deliveries all across South Ayrshire.

“I think most of the people we deliver to, would have struggled to get their prescriptions without our help.”


Scotland is in lockdown. Shops are closing and newspaper sales are falling fast. We're not exaggerating when we say that the future of the Ayr Advertiser, and the vital local news service we've provided since 1803, is under threat.

Please consider supporting the Ayr Advertiser in whatever way you can – by paying just 90p for a copy of the paper, when you're shopping for essential supplies for yourself and others, or by subscribing to our e-edition here.

Thanks – and stay safe.