A national hardware store has re-opened its north and north-east branches after implementing in-store social distancing measures.
As of today, there are now 14 B&Q stores open in Scotland, including the six previously opened.
These include the Aberdeen Bridge of Don and Garthdee stores, Dundee, Inverness and Kirkcaldy.
The shops will be open Monday to Saturday, with reduced opening hours from 8am to 5pm. Sunday’s opening times will be as usual.
A spokeswoman for B&Q said selected stores would be reopening to “support customers’ home improvement needs at this difficult time, while keeping customers and colleagues safe”.
She added: “Having watched other essential retailers support social distancing in their stores, we are now following their best practice and are re-opening some stores with strict social distancing measures in place.
“Similar to shopping at a supermarket, we’re strictly limiting the number of customers in store at any one time, and so customers are typically queuing before entering stores.
“All stores have a designated queuing area outside and these have two-metre markers to help remind everyone to respect each other’s personal space.
“To further support social distancing, we have two-metre floor markers throughout the store and have also installed Perspex screens at the checkouts.
“Only products that you can shop and takeaway in store on the day are available to customers.
“Our services such as kitchen and bathroom design, paint mixing, timber cutting and key cutting are not available for the time being and, at this point in time, we’re only accepting card and contact-less payments.
“We continue to offer our click and collect service at diy.com.
“However, it may take several days for orders to be ready, and may be temporarily unavailable at busy times.
“Customers can also place orders for contact-free home delivery for a limited range of products at diy.com too.
“We’re urging all customers to follow the government’s social distancing guidelines, to shop responsibly only for what is necessary and to be patient whilst we give them the best possible service in the safest possible way.”