Auchentoshan Distillery is producing hand sanitiser to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Lots of the alcohol mixture has already been delivered to care homes, hospices, food banks, schools and community hubs across the greater Glasgow area, including Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels.

Gil Paterson, Clydebank’s MSP, said: “In this time of crisis it is humbling to see a company adapting.

“I understand it is no easy feat to change production from whisky to hand sanitiser, and that effort must be recognised.

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“These mass supplies are absolutely vital to the likes of care homes and hospices, where very vulnerable people are being looked after.

“The efforts of Auchentoshan Distillery will be remembered when these dark times pass, and we return to normal again.

“I encourage more businesses, although they are not obliged, to try to act in the interest of public good during the remainder of this crisis as Auchentoshan has been doing.

“I would like to put on record my sincere thanks to Auchentoshan distillery, on behalf of all those who need and value the Scottish NHS for doing this in our time of need.”