Edinburgh decorator paints door frame in rainbow colours to honour NHS

The sight has delighted Carrick Knowe locals.

Monday, 20th April 2020, 2:19 pm
Updated Monday, 20th April 2020, 2:20 pm

Locals in the Carrick Knowe area have been delighted by a new sight on their walks outside during lockdown, as a local decorator painted his door frame with the colours of the rainbow.

Andrew Aitken said he wanted to show his support for the NHS with the striking re-decoration, which took two days of work.

“I’ve been thinking for a while about what to do to support the great work the NHS and key workers are doing for our country,” said Mr Aitken.

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“I always clap on Thursday at 8pm for them, but I still wanted to contribute and do something else to show my support.

“As I’m a painter I wanted to do something that I was good at, so I came up with painting my front door in the colours of the NHS badge, so everyone who walks past can see it and take a photo to share and get the message out that we are all grateful for what the NHS and key workers are doing for us.”

Mr Aiken also had a more personal reason for wanting to show his appreciation for the NHS, as his sister works for the service and his mother was treated by the NHS before she died of cancer three years ago.

“She was at patient at the Western General hospital and the NHS nurses looked after her really well while she was there,” he said.

“My family knew she was being well looked after while we weren’t at the hospital with her. So I appreciate what the NHS did for my mum.”