Coronavirus in Scotland: These are the Falkirk businesses which make customers feel safest, according to you

As recent coronavirus figures across Scotland remain high, feeling safe and knowing that we can trust local businesses to make us feel this way is a top priority for all of us.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 3:00 pm
The safest businesses in Falkirk voted for by you.
The safest businesses in Falkirk voted for by you.

A business that follows coronavirus restrictions but still allows you to enjoy your experience is something we all look for when venturing out from our houses these days.

From tattoo parlours to hairdressers, restaurants and cafes, you have told us some of your favourite Falkirk businesses which make you feel safe in lockdown.

Many of you are are all loving a trim after lockdown hair-do disasters. Rod Smith Studio was a favourite of Kirstin MacCormick’s. She said the studio was a "fabulous sanctuary in crazy times!”

Nirvana North Hair Studio in Bo’ness got a shout out from Kirsty MacDonald: “Absolutely amazing, the care and attention that goes into everything they do, the salon is spotless and minimal, ensuring that the safety of customers and staff is paramount! Amazing and safe experience from start to finish!"

Hazel Reid says that Shine Hair Design is ‘spot on’ and has ‘loads of space.’

Lynn Sneddon was pleased to give the squeaky-clean The Engine Room and its staff a mention. She said: “So well organised and runs like clockwork. Well done Connor Russell for all the hard work you have put in also Liam Healy, Michelle Gallagher and Adrienne Jenkins.”

Ross McGeever said Lone Wolf High Performance Training is a “top class training environment” with “fantastic” staff.

Taking measures to tattoo and protect, several studios in Falkirk were commended. Louise Anderson Hay said it was Blue Lass Tattoo who made her feel safest. Molly Rae said Lucky 13 Tattoo Studio impressed her. She added: “Excellent cleanliness throughout - highly recommend.”

Whether it’s for a dip or a drink, Janet Gilfillan said that Bannatyne’s Health Club were “always cleaning” which made it “feel very safe to use the pool and cafe.”

Missing a relaxed pint, Andrew Pringle said that The Victoria Inn Carronshore and The Earl of Zetland in Grangemouth have been the two places he has felt safest.

Andy Cunningham gave the Old Station Bar in Bonnybridge a thumbs-up whilst Debbie Docherty said that the Abbotsinch in Grangemouth kept her feeling safe.

She added: “Work put in during lockdown was incredible to be ready for opening. Really clean. Well laid out and felt very safe. Can't wait until open again."

Sabrina Johnston held Johnston’s Bar- Bistro in high regard, saying: “Hand sanitiser upon entry, one way system making sure customers are safe join entry. The bistro is spotless the staff and owner are so welcoming, friendly and helpful.”

For entertaining toddlers with safety in mind, Jen Ingle said Coco's Moo Music is the place to be. She said: “Corinna has gone above and beyond to make these baby and toddler classes as safe as she can.”

Debbee Poppea said Laura from Glitter Kiss Studio has done “an amazing job”, going “above and beyond the guidelines” offering dance and well-being classes for women.

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