The First Minister today provided a roadmap for the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across Scotland which can be found here.

In response to this latest announcement Aberdeen Inspired CEO Adrian Watson said, “We welcome more detail around the proposed timeline, which is what many of our city centre businesses have been asking for. Sadly, it may come too late for some, but it is vital that government support continues as indicated today.

"Of course, there is an appreciation that public health has primacy, but the economic health of Aberdeen City Centre is critically important to so many in the north-east of Scotland and beyond, and we trust that when we begin to emerge from COVID-19 in the coming weeks and months that our city centre will receive both the local and national support it deserves in facing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”