Peterhead chief in NHS gesture as League One chairman opens up rooms for workers

Balmoor chairman has stepped in to help Aberdeen Royal Infirmary staff

A general view of Peterhead's Balmoor stadium

Peterhead FC chairman Rodger Morrison has become the latest Scottish football figure to make a gesture to NHS workers amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Blue Toon chief owns a restaurant with rooms in Balmedie, around a 20-minute drive from Aberdeen’s main hospital and has given the five-bedroomed Cock and Bull over to health workers.

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Speaking to the League One club’s website, Morrison said: “We were made aware of NHS staff travelling into the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) from Aberdeenshire including some from Macduff – close to a 100-mile round-trip.

“They were looking for somewhere to rest their heads in between what was sometimes double shifts as opposed to making a long journey home and back in to work.

“We got in touch and offered them a place at the Cock and Bull.

“Our restaurant is closed just now so it is a difficult time for everyone but the NHS people at the ARI are on the front-line and doing tremendous work for everyone. If this can help them in some way, I would be delighted.”

Yesterday, Rangers announced they were giving over the use of the Albion Car Park, situated opposite Ibrox stadium, to NHS staff, police workers and members of the armed forces.

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