Travel restrictions have now been lifted, meaning that those living in Falkirk are now able to leave their council area for non-essential purposes for the first time since Christmas.
Museums, galleries and many other attractions will then reopen on Monday, April 26, so we thought we’d look at some of the quirky, interesting and unusual things you can do and see, all within an hour’s drive of the centre of Falkirk.
1. Walk the Forth bridges
While the Queensferry Crossing is closed to pedestrians it is still possible to walk over the Forth Road Bridge and enjoy views of the new bridge on one side and the iconic Forth Bridge, voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder, on the other.
2. Swim under a waterfall in Campsie Glen
Just 40 minutes from Falkirk, Campsie Glen offers dramatic walks over the Campsie Hills and a picture-perfect waterfall to cool off under afterwards.
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3. Learn about a Scottish literary great in Peebles
An hour's drive from Falkirk, Peebles is a great destination for a day trip, with a range of attractions including the John Buchan Story Museum. This small museum celebrates the life and works of 'The Thirty Nine Steps' author and his impact on modern day Scotland.
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4. Go on an alpaca trek
BobCat Alpacas are based at the foot of the Pentland Hills on the edge of Edinburgh. The owners hope to offer people the chance to enjoy a 90 minute trek with their animals when restrictions ease on April 26.