Falkirk gift shop co-owner hails reopening of non-essential retailers as 'great day'
The reopening of non-essential retailers and hospitality businesses has been hailed as a “great day” by a businessman.
Peter Miller, who is the co-owner of Falkirk’s Angel Feathers gift shop, was one of many pleased to return to work today post-lockdown.
He said: “We would like to welcome everybody back to the town and please shop local.
“We’re looking forward to seeing everybody in the high street. It’s a great day because it feels like a bit of normality is coming back.”
Businesses have been looking forward to this moment ever since the Scottish Government announced another coronavirus lockdown in late 2020.
The changes came as mainland Scotland moved from Level 4 to Level 3, allowing shops like Angel Feathers to resume business.
Being able to interact directly with customers was the best present the gift shop’s staff could have asked for.
Mr Miller said: “The highlight is opening and getting back to a routine.”