British Army troops based at Kinloss Barracks in Moray have been praised in the House of Commons for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Moray MP Douglas Ross raised the issue during Scottish Questions today. He said soldiers had been deployed to Liverpool and the Wirral in recent weeks to help with community testing.
This followed time in the Highlands, where teams covered 80,000 miles and carried out more than 3,000 tests. Mr Ross asked the Scottish Secretary to join him in congratulating everyone at Kinloss Barracks for their "outstanding" work.
In response, Alister Jack paid tribute to the "amazing" armed forces and said they were ready and willing to do more to help in Scotland should the Scottish Government require support.
Scottish Conservative MP for Moray Douglas Ross said:
"I was very pleased to have the opportunity to praise the outstanding efforts of the soldiers at Kinloss Barracks in the House of Commons today.
"Soldiers have been up and down the country during this pandemic, helping with community testing in the Highlands and in Liverpool during the mass testing pilot scheme.
"Our armed forces across the UK - and right here in Moray - have played a vital role in the fight against Coronavirus.
"They deserve our thanks and credit for all their hard work.
"The success highlights once again the value of our armed forces and their contribution here in Scotland and across the United Kingdom."