A COVID-19 emergency appeal has raised £7million for Scottish charities, including Scottish Cot Death Trust.

The charity is among a group of grassroots groups to benefit from The National Emergencies Trust's Coronavirus Appeal, which was backed by The Duke of Cambridge.

The appeal has raised almost £100million UK-wide since its launch in March 2020.

Mhairi Sharp, CEO of the National Emergencies Trust, said: “We didn’t expect that our first emergency appeal would be for a global pandemic, but this past year has proven not only that our model works, but how quickly the nation steps up in times of great need.

"The speed and scale of donors’ generosity, meant charities across the UK started to receive funding from the Appeal within a week, enabling them to offer vital support and services just as the first national lockdown started.”