St Andrews lockdown restrictions lifted: Shoppers out and about as stores re-open

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St Andrews town centre came back with a bang as non-essential shops opened for the first time in three months.

The lifting of lockdown restrictions allowed businesses across the town to re-open this morning with shoppers flocking to historic Market Street.

Pubs with beer gardens were able to serve alcohol outdoors, and cafes were able to serve people indoors for the first time since last year.

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There were queues on the street outside some shops as customers waited patiently for there turn to enter with shop staff controlling the number of people in store at any one time.

From high-end boutiques to humble charity shops, the majority of shops were open for business bringing a sense of relief from the town’s traders after three months of lockdown.

Hotels in and around the area are also open for business, most notably the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, and Fairmont St Andrews

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