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A young barber is among the first in the latest group of businesses to start trading again on the first day of Scotland’s casual lockout.

Tony Mann in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, reopened at midnight on Wednesday and will remain open for 24 hours the first day of his return as a thank you to his customers.

And they clearly appreciate seeing it again – it’s full with appointments for the next two weeks.

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Tony and his first client Mitchell Wildman who patiently waited for midnight

Barbers and hairdressers are able to reopen in Scotland from today, as well as hotels, libraries and the interior spaces of cafes, bars, cinemas and restaurants.

Mann and his colleague Margaret McGillivray welcomed Sean Munro and Mitchell Wildman as their first clients in almost four months.

Mann told the Palestinian Authority news agency, “To give back to my customers who have been so loyal during this whole lockout, I thought I would do 24 hours just so that everyone be seen and to make sure there was no fight to get my hair cut.

“It was stressful, but the good thing is that I now have the experience of doing a show so doing it again was not as difficult as the first time.

“No one could prepare for COVID because no one knew what was going to happen, so I just had to play ball and do everything for the book.

“I have three months behind me, so I don’t think 24 hours is going to be a problem – I’ve been climbing munros for six weeks, if I can walk six hours up a hill, which can even cut the hair? ”

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Mann said he hoped to see 48 people in the first 24 hours.

Mr. Wildman, his first client, patiently waited at midnight for his first correct haircut since March.

He said, “It’s been a long wait, but I’m glad I can finally do it. I had a few cuts at home but it was not the best. ”

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said people should follow the guidelines, which include providing contact information to help trace the virus to prevent a resurgence of the virus.

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