Leader, April 22 2022

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A welcome return to some normality

This week’s edition is packed full of coverage of events that took place over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

From Easter hunts and bonnet competitions to the much-anticipated Carradale Music Festival, the coverage could almost be from pre-Covid times.

While it was bound to be a busier weekend than normal, there seems to be a definite shift in people’s attitudes towards hosting and attending events, with the social calendar beginning to fill up.

This return to some level of normality coincided with the end, on Monday, of the legal requirement to wear face masks in most indoor public spaces in Scotland.

People now have the choice to wear masks or not, although the Scottish Government is still recommending their use where appropriate.

Hopefully common sense will prevail and people will use their own judgement to keep themselves and others as safe as possible while Covid still does the rounds.

Also, with temperatures beginning to rise, it looks like spring might finally be upon us.

Let’s hope this is the fresh start we all need to move forwards, towards a life living with Covid, rather than curtailed by it.