High steaks: Seamus Macinnes of famous Glasgow restaurant Cafe Gandolfi is the latest hospitality name to get involved in a campaign to keep the industry front

of mind during the Covid-19 hiatus.

The restaurateur will be cooking a 36-day aged, Aberdeen Angus ribeye steak with Chimichurri sauce, cheat cauliflower cheese and black pudding boulangère potatoes in a live demonstration from his home kitchen on Saturday. He will be followed on Sunday by bartender Drew Gray from The Gate, who will make summer serves and cocktails using seasonal gins from distilleries Eden Mill and McQueen. The demonstrations, held in partnership with Aldi, are the latest in a series of live takeovers by The Glasgow Pantry, set up by creative agency Atomic 10 to encourage engagement with food and drink businesses during the lockdown.

Mighty masks: A business-backed charity set up to raise cash for personal protective equipment (PPE) for people at the frontline of the coronavirus fight will distribute 20,000 isolation gowns this week.

Masks for Scotland has raised more than £220,000 in crowdfunding to date, allowing it to supply more than 9,000 pieces of PPE.

Founder Jill Belch, professor of vascular medicine at the University of Dundee, cited the support of Glasgow entrepreneur Angela Higgins, director of Resonance Capital, DHL and Perth Airport, as well as the Scottish and UK Governments, in bringing the isolation gowns in from China.

Hope on Harris: We hear of heartening news from the Isle of Harris, where a luxury candle and home fragrance maker has been able to bring four of its staff back from furlough.

The business has been making hand sanitiser for the coronavirus frontline since the lockdown began, carrying out the activity alongside the fulfilment of online fragrance orders.

Founders Jamie and Deenie McGowan say their move to bring back staff is a boost the local Hebridean economy and a signal that a sense of normality is returning to the island business.