The entire contents of Navid’s Shop from the BBC’s much-loved comedy Still Game have been donated to a Dumbarton-based food bank.

As filming in the town wrapped up on the final series of the popular show, charity Food for Thought received everything from the iconic store – bar Navid himself – to help local families in need.

Huge amounts of tinned goods, household items, and even cards were delivered to the St Augustine’s-based charity, which provides emergency food to families living on the breadline.

Caroline Marsland, Food for Thought coordinator, told the Reporter that they were contacted completely out of the blue by the show’s production team.

And soon after, two loads of goods were delivered to their door – one on Friday, August 24, and the other on Monday last week.

She said: “It’s the first time they’ve done this. It’s terrific.

“There’s a huge amount of stuff, they’ve given us everything. The donation is huge boost for our small charity.

“I’m also thinking of offering sweets from the shop for a suggested donation.

“The BBC weren’t looking for any publicity by donating to us. We just wanted to say thank you.

“We don’t know how they heard of us – we were nominated for a Provost Award this year so maybe it was through that.”

The Food for Thought team, who also run “Community Soup”, a soup kitchen, at St Augustine’s Community Hall, help scores of families across the area.

The charity has developed since it was first set up in 2015 into a real “life line” for people, Caroline added.

“We don’t receive any mainstream funding,” she added.

“This has been such a boost for our project.”

When asked about their generous gift, a spokeswoman for BBC Studios said: “We donated the contents of Navid’s shop to a local food bank and were pleased we could make good use of food that would otherwise have been wasted after we finished filming in the studio.

“It’s what Navid and Meena would have wanted.”

The ninth and final series of Still Game will start airing late in 2018.