WEST College Scotland has donated £3,000 worth of hand-sanitiser to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

The sanitiser was purchased earlier last month for staff and students across the college’s campuses, including the one in Clydebank.

But, the college closed its doors on March 20 in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19.

They contacted local health and social care partners offering them the gel to help protect their clients and frontline staff who are working hard during the emergency.

Principal Liz Connolly said: “We are an important part of the communities we serve, and we are absolutely delighted to be able to help in this way.

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“The college’s campuses are closed and we don’t know when they will re-open, so we saw no sense in holding on to all our hand-sanitiser, especially when we knew how scarce it was becoming and how much good it could do.

“We contacted a number of partners and Renfrewshire’s Health and Social Care team said yes and arranged to pick up the batch before we closed.”

In total, 228 large bottles were donated.

The college also handed over all perishable foods from its canteen stock to foodbanks across West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, and Renfrewshire.

More than 70 Easter eggs were also donated to the food banks after the college held a collection.

Ms Connolly added: “We will continue to look for ways to help our communities, our staff and students through this emergency.

“In the meantime, I am very proud of what we as a college have achieved, so far.”