A quiet Buchanan Street in Glasgow on the first day after eleven local council areas in Scotland moved into Level 4 restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus.
A quiet Buchanan Street in Glasgow on the first day after eleven local council areas in Scotland moved into Level 4 restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus.

These 11 photos show an eerily empty Glasgow on day one of Level 4 lockdown

At this time of year, Glasgow’s city centre is usually heaving with Christmas shoppers.

Saturday, 21st November 2020, 1:50 pm

But, just hours after it was placed under Scotland's toughest Covid restrictions, the city's main shopping streets were unusually quiet.

Level four rules for 11 council areas came into force at 6pm on Friday, when travel curbs in level three and four areas became law.

Non-essential shops, hospitality, hairdressers and gyms will remain closed until 11 December.

Less than five weeks before Christmas, Glasgow's main shopping streets were almost deserted as a result.

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