First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed crowds may return to outdoor events from next week.
The temporary halt on audiences due to Covid restricted crowds in Scotland to just 500 people, a policy at odds with England which never bothered with a closed-door policy at all, and now crowds will return, meaning Rangers’ fixture with Aberdeen on Tuesday will have full house in Pittodrie.
There has of course been much debate and argument about the merits of this policy, with the majority generally opposing it, but the country’s leader has now confirmed it will be brought to an end early next week in what most fans will consider a relief and common sense.
This does of course equally confirm the Old Firm next month will have a full house too, and we’ll leave judgement on that outcome for another time, but for now, fans are back.
And welcome too.