Coronavirus rules: Scotland swelters as lockdown starts to ease

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image captionThe Forth Bridge provided a backdrop for sunseekers in South Queensferry

People across Scotland flocked to parks and beaches as the easing of some lockdown restrictions coincided with a weekend of glorious weather.

The new rules allow Scots to sunbathe and meet friends or family from one other household outdoors for the first time in months - as long as they do so in groups of up to eight people, and keep at least two metres apart.

Troon

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image captionSouth Beach at Troon was a popular destination on Sunday as people basked in the sunshine in Ayrshire
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Loch Lomond

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image captionSunbathers were also out in force in Luss, on the shores of Loch Lomond, in the sweltering temperatures on Saturday
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image captionBarbecues and picnics were also on the agenda in the parks around the loch
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St Mary's Loch

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image captionSwimming, fishing and sunbathing were among the activities at St Mary's Loch in the Scottish Borders
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St Andrews

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image captionThe home of golf was always going to be a popular destination as the restrictions on some outdoor sports were eased
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image captionTennis is one of the other activities which is now allowed outdoors
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