A freighter flight from China landed at Glasgow Prestwick airport at the weekend carrying personal protective equipment for Scottish healthcare workers.

Cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo operated the flight to Prestwick due to the airport’s freight handling facilities.

Saturday’s flight was offloaded and with PPE on its way to healthcare workers within a few hours of the aircraft touching down.

Airport chief executive Stewart Adams said: “While the coronavirus pandemic has meant the vast majority of commercial aircraft has been grounded, we’re continuing to operate our specialist freight-handling services in order to play an important part in supporting Scotland’s key workers during this difficult time.

“The PPE which we are receiving from China will be processed quickly so that this vital delivery can make its way to those who need it most, as soon as possible.”