In pictures: Scots enjoy the sunshine as lockdown eases

People are flocking to sun traps to reunite with loved ones as the first phase of the journey out of lockdown begins.

Sunbathers are out in force after the gradual route out of the coronavirus lockdown kicked off on Friday.

With temperatures expected to hit as high as 29C, people are flocking to parks and sun traps to safely reunite with loved ones.

As of Fridaymorning, Scots are allowed to meet friends or relatives from one other household outdoors.

Golfers can return to their local courses and keen shoppers can visit garden centres for their summer essentials.

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People are also permitted to go outside as much as they like, sit in parks and other public spaces and soak up the sunshine.

Sunbathers gather at Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow.
People descend on Troon Beach as lockdown measures begin to ease. SNS Group.
Locals gather next to the seaside. SNS Group.
Many take a dip in the sea as temperatures soar. SNS Group.
People head to Portobello Beach in Edinburgh to enjoy the heat.
Locals soak up the sun next to the Clyde.
Cyclists take advantage of the weather in Glasgow.
Sunbathers take their spots on the grass at Glasgow Green.
Locals enjoy the weather while social distancing.
Customers at Dobbies Garden Centre in Edinburgh. SNS Group.
Shoppers browse summer range at the garden centre. SNS Group
Shoppers browse plants at Cardwell in Gourock.
Shoppers queue outside the garden centre.
Golfers return to the links at Royal Troon as lockdown restrictions are eased. SNS Group.
Signage asks golfers to keep two metres apart at Cathcart golf club. SNS Group.
Staff at Bruntsfield Links show Covid-19 warning signs for the return of golfers. SNS Group.
Warning flag on display. SNS Group.
Social distancing guidelines as golfers return to action. SNS Group.
Golfers take advantage of the weather and rule changes. SNS Group.