As Edinburgh and the Lothians moved down to level two, pubs could serve alcohol indoors, bingo halls, cinemas and theatres opened and locals definitely made the most of it.
After months of the latest coronavirus lockdown, these next few cautious steps were like a breath of fresh air.
Here is the day in pictures.
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