The strain on supermarkets across the UK is being felt as shelves are emptied and demand increases.
Normally used to transport sets to venues, Scottish Opera lorries are now on the road packed with supermarket produce in order to restock Tesco supermarkets and feed the growing number of people being required to self-isolate. (Featured image: @ScottishOpera)
The demand placed on supermarkets during the coronavirus pandemic has seen Christmas-like figures being reported by stores all around the world, with images of empty aisles and shelves doing the rounds as people have succumbed to fear of the unknown.
As demand continues, Tesco has been forced to call on for help in order to deliver its stock to its stores. Answering the call via Stuart Nicol Transport was Scottish Opera, who sent out two lorries packed with goods to deliver to stores in Aberdeen.
While our theatres are closed due to #CoronaCrisisuk our truck drivers and cabs are doing their bit to keep our supermarkets stocked. #EveryLittleHelps #communityspirit pic.twitter.com/V4GXrcvFTr
— Scottish Opera (@ScottishOpera) March 21, 2020
Since the forthcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Festival Theatre in Edinburgh has been postponed, along with all other public work to be performed until further notice, Scottish Opera’s general director, Alex Reedijk, said that they were ”only too happy to help out in any way, as we all need to pull together in this time.”