Patrick Harvie visits bars as lockdown restrictions ease across the country picture: John Devlin/JPI Media

Scotland reopening: These were the scenes as gyms, pubs and salons welcomed back customers after months of lockdown

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.

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