SINCE coronavirus first reached Inverclyde our key workers have been a class act.

The Tele is now shining a spotlight on these dedicated individuals, teaming up with long-established local business Dallas Carpets for the Nominate Your Key Worker campaign.


BUSY Greenock mum-of-three Gillian Morrison has juggled her job as a frontline key worker in Aldi with looking after her three kids during lockdown.

Gillian, who lives in the Strone, admits that when the coronavirus restrictions hit she was scared of what lay ahead.

But with support from her partner Drew Graham - who is a key worker with Dales Marine - Gillian has steered the family through.

Gillian, 39, has worked as a store assistant at Aldi in Greenock for the last four years.

She said: "At the start I was thinking 'how am I going to do this?'

"I was quite scared about what was ahead but it got easier as time went on.

"Aldi have been brilliant.

"I'm lucky as I've been able to stick to the same days and shifts as before lockdown.

"It was testing at times when the shop was really busy.

"There were good days and bad days, but we got through it as a team."

At the height of lockdown, Gillian was balancing her shifts with looking after Chloe, 19, Jordan, 16, and Charlie, six.

She admits that it was difficult at times to keep the youngsters upbeat but says they have coped really well.

Gillian says that the sterling efforts of fellow key workers and big-hearted volunteers across the district helped spur the family on.

She added: "It's been great to see so much going on out in the Inverclyde community.

"People are really pulling together to make sure everyone has supplies.

"It's been tricky but we've just all had to get on with it.

"I'm looking forward to things getting back to a wee bit of normality."

*Is someone in your family a care worker? Do you have a friend who works in a supermarket? Do you know a medical professional who is risking their life to help others? To show our appreciation for the hundreds of key workers helping others, we will publish their names in the paper and tell some of their inspirational stories.

To nominate, visit