Scottish Opera’s Head of Props joins forces with other makers from Scottish film and theatre to design visors for the NHS

Marian Colquhoun, our Head of Props, has established a group called SuperVISORS, consisting of ten volunteers who are working unpaid in their spare time, to make over 2000 disposable visors a week for the NHS.

Once completed, these will be supplied to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Ayr Hospital, district nurses and care homes.

A few weeks ago, Marian was contacted by a number of makers from the world of Scottish Film and Theatre to see if there was any way they could help the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Marian said: ‘I sent out my first ever Tweet to find out if visors were needed, and, if so, what type. An ICU consultant anaesthetist got in touch and told me exactly what they needed, and I then designed a disposable visor which they were very happy with.

‘I initially self- funded the making of 2500 visors myself, and then set up a Go Fund Me page to try to keep up with the demand for the visors.’

Since then, SuperVISORS has raised over £3500 in donations.

Marian added: ‘It is very humbling when we get such positive feedback from the doctors and nurses. Knowing that we are making a difference by helping NHS staff feel more safe and more comfortable in their vital work is pretty special.’

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