Magnus the Viking statue was ready for the opening of shops and businesses and Largs on Monday with a ready made face covering.

Now mandatory on public transport, and recommended for visiting retail and supermarkets, the towering seafront statue on Largs esplanade certainly wasn't taking any risk despite being out of doors. Face coverings will be mandatory in all shops from July 10.

The easing of the coronavirus lockdown means shops with outdoor entrances are now able to reopen.

Shoppers are urged to queue considerately, maintain social distancing, follow instructions inside and outside shops, follow hygiene measures and be respectful to staff.

Earlier, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said shopping trips would be “a bit different” from before the lockdown.

She said: "If you plan on visiting shops, please do so responsibly. Maintain physical distancing, follow hygiene advice, wear a face covering and respect staff who may be asking you to shop differently. We’ve made so much progress against the virus - let’s not squander it."

Picture: Ian Dalgleish/Largs and Millport News Camera Club