Serving now: Sit-down food and drink available from today (but only outdoors)

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Beer gardens and outdoor eateries will open today as Scotland’s route out of lockdown progresses.

It’s the second step in a bid to gently get the hospitality industry back into full swing, with indoor bars and hotels opening on 15 July, as long as the momentum to slow the virus continues.

Self-catering properties opened three days ago for the first time since March and campervans and motorhomes could start to move around again with the relaxation of the five-mile rule.

Sensible socialising is still the order of the day with the two-metre rule still strictly in place, as well as having to give your contact details in case of a sudden upsurge. The landlord will also log the date and time of your visit.

One such business which has made a concerted effort to combat the lockdown is the Mosset Tavern.

Owner Gordon Brailsford has launched three new arms to his business in the 100 days or so since lockdown, the Mosset Tavern Taxi, a London Black Cab which delivers cooked meals to your door. The Mosset Rocket, an Airstream trailer which serves as a takeaway and outdoor kitchen, and the Mosset Outside Inn, a permanent undercover outdoor eating and drinking area.

Gordon started delivering food from his popular restaurant menu as soon as the country went into lockdown. He said: “It’s proved such a hit during lockdown that we plan to make the service a permanent feature going forward.”

Marc Hindley
Author: Marc Hindley

Marc has worked as journalist and photographer all over Scotland. He also runs a PR and digital marketing agency Canary Dwarf. He has lived in Forres with his wife and three children since 2001.