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This means only delivery and courier services can operate for art and antiques shops and auction houses under current coronavirus restrictions.

The move is in line with the current rules in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

In mainland Scotland the latest lockdown began on January 5, with non-essential retail closed. In Northern Ireland all non-essential retail businesses closed from December 26 and Ireland returned to its highest-level lockdown (level 5) at the end of December with non-essential shops closed.