'We're still here' - pictures show Leith businesses needing your support under strain from tram works and Covid-19

Traders on Leith Walk reveal their struggle keeping businesses open with ongoing tram works and coronavirus restrictions.

By Katharine Hay
Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 1:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 10:51 pm

Businesses across Edinburgh have struggled under recent health guidelines brought in since the pandemic hit the UK – but traders in Leith have the added pressure of tram works obstructing their front doors.

The Trams to Newhaven project has lined Leith Walk with construction works restricting access to shops and businesses in the area.

While access is possible still on foot and by bike, travel to the once bustling street by car and public transport is severely limited.

Here are some pictures of some businesses and their owners talking about the strain of Covid-19 and the tram works, and reminding customers that they are still open for business.

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