NHS Spitfire: Here is when the NHS Spitfire is flying over almost all hospitals in Scotland

‘Thank you’ Spitfire bearing the names of loved ones nominated by the public will fly over NHS hospitals across Scotland.

A Spitfire will be flying over almost every hospital in Scotland on Thursday to celebrate and raise money for charity.

The public can nominate their friends and neighbours to have their name written on the side of the plane to honour acts of kindness and generosity made during the pandemic.

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The money raised from the nominations will go to NHS Charities Together, and they have raised over £80,000 so far.

A spokesperson for the project said: “The aim is to lift the spirits of those across the UK, whilst also thanking the hospitals, communities and individuals.

“This Spitfire was specifically built and used for photo reconnaissance during the conflict, carrying cameras instead of weapons.

“It was also flown and air-raced by the famous female ATA pilot Lettice Curtis.”

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The plane will take off from Cumbernauld Airport at 10 am and these are the hospitals it will fly over, and at what time:

Royal Edinburgh Hospital at 10:10

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at 10:11

Lynebank Hospital NHS Dunfermline at 10:16

Queen Margaret Hospital NHS Dunfermline at 10:17

Perth Royal Infirmary NHS at 10:24

Murray Royal Hospital NHS Perth at 10:25

Ninewells Hospital NHS Dundee at 10:30

Royal Victoria Hospital NHS Dundee at 10:31

Stracathro Hospital NHS at 10:39

Woodend Hospital NHS Aberdeen at 10:48

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary NHS at 10:50

Dr Gray’s Hospital NHS Elgin at 11:08

Raigmore Hospital NHS Inverness at 11:18

New Craigs Psychiatric Hospital NHS Inverness at 11:20

Here the plane will break at Inverness Airport before taking off at 13:30, and heading to:

Stirling Community Hospital NHS at 14:00

Forth Valley Hospital NHS Falkirk at 14:03

New Stobhill Hospital NHS Glasgow at 14:08

Gartnavel General Hospital NHS Glasgow at 14:10

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital NHS Glasgow at 14:12

Leverndale Hospital NHS Paisley at 14:14

Dykebar Hospital NHS Paisley at 14:15

Royal Alexandra Hospital NHS Paisley at 14:17

University Hospital Hairmyres NHS East Kilbride at 14:20

Here the plane will take another break before taking off at 15:30 and heading to:

Causeway Hospital HSC Coleraine at 16:07

Altnagelvin Hospital HSC Londonderry at 16:16

It will finish at 16:20, landing at Derry Airport.

For anybody wanting to nominate a name and donate, click here.

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