It was a slow start for Edinburgh’s shopping centres on the first day of their reopening.
Many stores remained shut in Waverley Mall with only a few more open in Ocean Terminal in the north of the city.
Mark Sleet, a project manager building another shopping arcade in Edinburgh - the St James Centre, said he nipped out to Waverley Mall in his lunchbreak to buy stationary.
He said: “I’ve been travelling up from Morpeth in England every day for work and it’s like going back in time.
“It’s really getting back to normal in England and the shopping malls are busy. Waverley Mall was empty today."
It was also quiet at Ocean Terminal on the first day shopping centres could reopen in Scotland.
Chris Pearson said: “It felt empty so I’m sure a lot of the shopkeepers would have been disappointed.
“Quite a lot of the shops also weren’t open. I can understand why the tourist shops weren’t open but other shops must be waiting until they think it’s going to get busier.”