Crowds flock to Porty beach as rules change from 'stay at home' to 'stay local' for Easter weekend picture: Scott Louden

In pictures: Crowds flock to Porty beach as Covid restrictions ease for Easter weekend

People were pictured gathering in their numbers at Porty beach to make the most of the latest easing of restrictions just in time for Easter weekend.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 1:14 am

As of Good Friday – 2 April – the ‘stay at home’ rule changed to ‘stay local’ meaning residents in Scotland can travel within their local authority area for non-essential purposes for the first time this year.

The order to stay at home had been in place across mainland Scotland since Christmas and meant that people could only leave their homes for essential reasons including exercising, supporting someone vulnerable and getting food or medication.

But now the restrictions have been lifted, people have been spotted making the most of their newfound freedom.

From paddleboarding with dogs to eating ice cream at the beach, here are some pictures showing local residents enjoying their start to the festive weekend ahead.

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