Leading regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has flown in some extra Christmas cheer as it delivered packages to a group of Scottish food banks.
Due to its reduced flying programme in 2020 the airline has saved on providing in-flight catering and has used the cash to donate to food banks in Orkney and Shetland, on Islay, Uist, Barra and Tiree and at Campbeltown and Stornoway.
After asking the charities what they needed most, a selection of toiletries such as shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and hand soap were flown in to each area with enough for 75 people at each location.
Loganair chief executive Jonathan Hinkles said: “Our usual in-flight catering had been cancelled due to Covid-19 and we tried to think what use we could make of the money saved to benefit our heartland communities at Christmas.
“That was when our chief operations officer Maurice Boyle came up with the idea of supporting local foodbanks closest to our destinations.
“We asked the various foodbank charities what they needed most at this time of year. The consensus was that toiletries would be welcome rather than edibles as they tended to be overlooked by donors, and we were pleased to help these very worthy causes.”