Ballachulish residents install handwashing station outside Co-op

Councillor Niall McLean at the hand washing station set up outside the Co-op in Ballachulish, where customers are required to wash hands before entering in controlled numbers. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

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Councillor Niall McLean (pictured), has been doing all that he can to support people in his local community of Ballachulish.

A group of residents managed to build this wash station at the local Co-op, where everyone from the village does their shopping. It was made in six hours from scrap metal and has two places for people to wash their hands.

The sinks were installed last Wednesday (March 18) and the work of volunteers has been widely praised by residents of other local communities and across the UK.

The Ballachulish Community Support Group has been doing what it can to also offer information on things children can do to cope with the strain self-isolation can put on some people’s mental health.

Ballachulish Co-op opening hours are now 7am-8pm and number of people in the store is restricted to five at any one time.