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Rural communities are expecting an influx of visitors following a relaxation of the Covid-19 restriction on travelling around Scotland.

Anne Widdop of the Scottish Tourism Action Group (Stag) campaign said people would be warmly welcomed back, and local economies needed the boost. But she said there was also some “nervousness” in communities “from Caithness to the Borders”.

Last year, there were parking and litter problems at tourist “hotspots”.

From Friday, people can travel across Scotland, but cannot stay away from home overnight.

Travel rules and other Covid restrictions are to be further relaxed on 26 April, including limits on travel from Scotland to other parts of the UK.