Aberdeen City Centre is gearing up for the next easing of lockdown measures, with non-essential retail opening their doors to the public from Monday 29th June.


Adrian Watson, CEO of Aberdeen Inspired said, “the businesses involved have been working hard to get their stores ready for opening and with Aberdeen City Council and many other partners, we have supported them in creating the space to allow the north-east public to return, with confidence, to the heart of our great city”


Neil Hansell, Store Manager, Marks & Spencer said “Whilst Marks & Spencer has been open throughout the pandemic, for food and essential items, we are really excited about the opportunity to offer the customers in Aberdeen our full clothing and Home range from Monday. We have a large safe environment with all the appropriate social distancing measures in place for our customers and colleagues. So that everyone can shop with us in confidence. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the city. “


Emily McDonald, Marketing Manager, Annie Mo’s, Union Street said, will be open on Monday morning at 10am and we can’t wait to be able to show our customers all the new products which have been arriving in store. We have been delighted how many people have been supporting us by purchasing on our online shop, but, are so excited to actually welcome everyone back into our store.


Mr Watson added, “hard on the heels of Monday’s opening will be the expected return of our outdoor hospitality on 6 July and our shopping centres on 13 July. In the interim, we will continue to work together to make our city centre as accessible and inviting as possible and we do hope customers, old and new, will come in and support our local businesses at a time when it is most needed.“