With Scotland’s current lockdown now well into its second month, many north-east businesses continue to face an uncertain future.
While some business owners have little option but to close their doors and await an easing of restrictions, others are finding ways to continue trading whilst working within government guidelines.
For complementary therapist Kathryn McIntosh, the temporary closure of her massage studio offered the space and opportunity to turn to an idea that had been gestating for several years.
“Since establishing re:treat Therapies in 2006, my primary line of business has been the provision of one-to-one therapeutic treatments to business and private clients – typically deep tissue massage, reflexology and aromatherapy massage,” Kathryn, 36, said.
“I also host events, workshops and collaborations, particularly focussed on aromatherapy.
“My first premises were in Aberdeen but for the past five years, I…