East Perth shire residents have been urged to plan ahead if they depend on repeat prescriptions.
GP surgeries could be closed for up to four days because New Year’s Day falls on a Monday.
Health professionals say it is important for people taking regular medication to make sure they have enough supplies to last them over the New Year.
A spokesperson for NHS 24 said :“It’ s a good idea to pick up some over-thecounter remedies for winter ailments such as coughs and colds and if you need regular medications, take a minute to check you have enough left to cover the holiday period.
A spokesperson for Community Pharmacy Scotland assed: “If you do run out of medicines your local community pharmacy can help – take along your empty pack or bottle, or the repeat ordering slip and in most cases they can dispense enough to last until your GP surgery reopens.”
Davidson’s in the Wellmeadow in Blairgowrie will be open from 2pm to 3pm on New Year’s Day and Boots on Allan Street will be open from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday, January 2.