Scotland’s tourism sector could reopen from mid-July, the country’s tourism minister said.
Addressing Scotland’s parliament on Wednesday (10 June), Fergus Ewing said the mid-July timetable was "provisional and conditional".
The country’s lockdown restrictions are next due for review on 18 June and 9 July, with Scotland looking to progress to a third phase.
Ewing said tourism and hospitality businesses should therefore prepare to reopen on 15 July "within appropriate safety guidelines".
First minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on Wednesday coronavirus deaths in Scotland had fallen to their lower level since late March.
She added there would need to be significant evidence the drop is sustained before announcing further changes to lockdown measures.