It has been announced that Dumbarton Bridge will be lit up in blue from this Thursday to show appreciation for key workers who are working during the current covid 19 global crisis.
The decision to light up the bridge was due to a suggestion from a constituent that Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, took to West Dunbartonshire Council to turn the bridge blue.
Local resident, Tom Gardiner, contacted Jackie Baillie last week with the idea.
Jackie Baillie MSP said:
“I am delighted that Dumbarton Bridge will be lit up in blue this Thursday as a mark of appreciation for all those key workers fighting to keep us safe. This was a very thoughtful idea from Tom Gardiner and I thank him for the suggestion.
“The work that these individuals do in our health service, social care sector, supermarkets, police and many other areas of society is vital and ensures that we are both kept safe and have easy access to essential provisions.
“Saying thanks to these people is a wonderful gesture. To really show our appreciation, we must continue to follow lockdown guidelines – even as the weather warms up – so that we add no unnecessary strain on the services that these people provide.”