One of the cornerstones of retail in Inverness city centre will reopen on Monday.
The nineteenth century covered Victorian Market will stir into life after the long months of lockdown, though with some noticeable changes introduced.
A one-way system will be in place in the market hall and all shoppers and visitors are being asked to adhere to and follow the directional signage around the walkways.
The accessible toilet will remain closed and dogs will not be allowed into the market for the time being, with the exception of guide and support dogs.
Mike Smith of InvernessBid said the re-opening of the market and the Eastgate Centre on Monday was all part of getting back to the ‘new normal’ in a safe and healthy way.
“We’re beginning to see the difference in the city as people gradually become more confident,” he added.
Inverness provost Helen Carmichael said she was “very much looking forward to welcoming people again to the city centre” – doing so safely and while adhering to Scottish Government guidelines.
“The economic recovery of our local businesses is vital to the overall economy and wellbeing of Inverness and the Highlands,” she said.
“Please take the opportunity to support local businesses who have worked very hard to adapt their shops to make it as safe as possible for customers.”
The Victorian Market will open Monday to Saturday from 7am – 6pm and on Sunday from 10am – 4pm.