THE British Army has been helping with the vaccination campaign at Dunfermline’s East End Park.

Personnel from the Royal Army Medical Corps will be hand to help the NHS Fife effort for the next two weeks as the programme continues to expand.

The military has provided expert logistical, supply and relief planning support to health boards and, in the early stages of the pandemic, helped NHS Fife's procurement and transport teams in developing supply routes to get vital personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health and social care staff.

NHS Fife director of public health, Dona Milne, said they were "incredibly grateful for their ongoing commitment and expertise".

She added: “The Covid-19 vaccination programme in Fife is now moving at a significant pace and its scale cannot be underestimated, with many thousands of local people being vaccinated each week.

"The assistance of the Royal Army Medical Corps in helping us to deliver a programme of this size is very much appreciated and will help hasten the efforts to protect some of the most vulnerable against Covid-19 and its effects.”

Martin McNee, spokesperson for the Joint Military Command in Scotland, added: “All members of the Armed Forces, working in support of NHS Fife are delighted to be taking part in the Kingdom’s vaccination roll-out.

"The medics are from all over the UK and are enjoying the interaction with the public, as well as the fact they are taking part in something historic, alongside their NHS colleagues.”