QUEUES have been spotted outside hairdressers and barbers in East Lothian as residents enjoy their first haircuts of the year.

Hair salons across East Lothian have been closed since Christmas as Scotland entered its second lockdown on Boxing Day.

With restrictions continuing, many have been forced to stay closed for the first three months of the year and residents unable to visit for their regular trim.

But from today (Monday), hairdressers with a salon/shopfront are able to reopen, an easing of the current rules that was confirmed by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last week.

And it is clear to see that many people have been eagerly anticipating and waiting for their chance to finally get that long-awaited chop with queues spotted and appointments quickly filling up.

One barbers on Quality Street in North Berwick saw several customers waiting in a queue outside (see picture) with people also said to be queuing outside a barbers in Tranent.

Many are only accepting pre-booked appointments with customers unable to walk in and the wearing of face-masks essential while in the salon.