Bar and restaurant workers have dumped piles of leftover ice outside the Scottish Parliament in protest at being forced to close by Covid restrictions.
Demonstrations also took place outside the City Chambers in Glasgow after pubs in Scotland’s central belt were told to close for 16 days.
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Scottish government has ordered the closure of all pubs, bars and restaurants in the central belt of the country where most people live – for the next sixteen days,the licensed premises in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lothian, Lanarkshire, Forth Valley and Ayrshire and Arran being closed until 25 October although they can still serve takeaways.
Outside those areas, venues can stay open open between 6am and 6pm – but there’s to be no booze served indoors.
The measure came into force at midnight on Friday.