People should be able to take holidays in Scotland this summer if the country continues to make progress in suppressing coronavirus, a public health expert has said.
Professor Linda Bauld said while holidays abroad will be “off the cards for a while”, she is hopeful people will be able to take breaks domestically.
She also voiced hope that pubs and restaurants will open up again in the next few months, and “people should be hopeful that we’re not going to be stuck in this situation indefinitely”.
However she said measures such as mask wearing and social distancing are likely to continue for some time to control the virus.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has advised people against booking holidays abroad and has also urged caution over booking trips domestically.
Prof Bauld, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh, was asked about the prospect of summer holidays on BBC Radio Scotland’s BBC Good Morning Scotland programme on Friday.
She said: “I’m…