LiveEdinburgh Reopening RECAP: Coronavirus lockdown eases in the Capital, pubs, shops and gyms reopen, loved ones are reunited on Monday April 26

Monday in Scotland will see hospitality, shops, beauty salons and gyms open up for the first time since the winter lockdown.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:49 pm

As Edinburgh residents enjoy the spring sunshine, pubs, restaurants and retail are preparing to welcome back eager customers.

Follow here for all updates in the Capital as mainland Scotland enters level three.

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Coronavirus in Edinburgh: Capital wakes up as mainland Scotland enters the first phase of the route out of lockdown

Last updated: Monday, 26 April, 2021, 16:55

It’s finally come to that time where drinkers can start hitting the pubs again for a pint outdoors.

Up to six people from two households are allowed to meet inside pubs, provided they are not drinking alcohol.

But if you do fancy a pint, you can still go to the pub, you just have to sit outside. Up to six people from six different households are allowed to meet in outdoor drinking and eating areas.

Read here to find some of Edinburgh’s best beer gardens where you can go and enjoy an alcoholic drink from today for the first time in months!

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Read here to see if you think this beer garden has the best view in Scotland’s capital city.

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Despite the weather, eager customers have made it to the beer garden in the Pear Tree.

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Queues outside TK Maxx at Fort Kinnaird.

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