It’s been a long time coming, but today marked the day shops reopened, pints were poured and customers broke a sweat in gyms for the first time in months.
Here are some pictures showing scenes across the country as pubs, non-essential retail and services including gyms and libraries reopened for the first time after months of a long winter lockdown.
From revellers enjoying pints at the pub to Alba Party leader Alex Salmond throwing a punch in a boxing gym, this is what has been happening in Scotland on Monday, 26 April.
A message from the Editor:
Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.
If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.
1. Patrick Harvie enjoys a pint
Co-leader of the Scottish Greens Patrick Harvie was photographed pouring the first pint at The Finnieston in Glasgow as restrictions around hospitality, retail and gyms lifted in Scotland. He was then seen enjoying his freshly poured beverage in the outdoor seating area. Photo: John Devlin
2. Salons reopen
Steffie McGarrell, 26, reopens her business Eff'n Lashes in Gallowgate and welcomes back customers as restrictions ease across the country. Photo: John Devlin
3. Warm welcome back
Ms McGarrell greets her first customer (who brings her flowers and a card) as her business reopens for the first time in months. Photo: John Devlin
4. Back in business
All close-contact services including beauty treatment has been allowed to resume as of toady, Monday, 26 April. Photo: John Devlin