It was a simple gesture, but a powerful one. Out of the dark and the fog of an Edinburgh night, came the sound of people applauding and cheering.
With individuals self-isolating across the country, the first Clap For the NHS was a rare moment for everyone to come together, across the city, Scotland and the UK, and show their shared appreciation for the frontline workers from the NHS fighting the Coronavirus pandemic.
People opened their windows and stood on their doorsteps at 8pm for a short while and made some noise.
Some clapped, some whooped and others banged pots and pans as people have done in other countries such as Spain, France, the Netherlands, and Canada.
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