Stirling’s popular cafes, pubs, restaurants and hairdressers are delighted to be back in business.
The city’s business owners reopened their doors this week following months of lockdown and customers were pleased to have the chance to return. Go Forth Stirling has been supporting shops and eateries with a range of measures, including the provision of essential protective equipment, over the past few months.
Project Director Danielle McRorie-Smith said: “It’s great to see the high street buzzing again as shoppers return to the fantastic range of shops, eateries and hairdressers we’re lucky enough to have in Stirling. We’re pleased to have been able to support the reopening through the provision of Go Forth Stirling floor stickers and sneeze guards.”
Honey & Violet is an award-winning hair and make up salon based in Maxwell Place and founded by Lisa Blishaa and Nicola Denham.
They said: \”It\’s nice to finally get back to work and the shields and face masks feel like the new normal. We\’re happy to see all our clients and catch up with them and we\’re fully booked till September.\”
Jackie de Luca, of Friars’ Street restaurant La Ciociara, said: \”It\’s taken a long time to get here and our first day back has been quite stressful so far but fingers crossed it all goes well and it\’ll be rewarding. We\’re praying for good weather as we have a lot of outdoor seating. We would like to wish good luck to everyone that\’s opened today.\”
Friar\’s Wynd Hotel owner, Ying Holwell, said: \”It\’s our first day open and business is starting to pick up. August bookings for rooms look strong and table bookings are picking up too. We\’re following all the government guidelines to ensure everyone is safe and trying to stay positive that the situation will continue improving. We\’ll also sign up to the new `Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme.\”