More resistance to shutdown

Edinburgh cafe is latest to defy closure order

Ronnie and Kyle Reid: One20 remains open agains the council action

An Edinburgh wine cafe has become the latest in Scotland to successfully challenge a closure order under the Covid restrictions.

The city council ordered One20 Wine Cafe to shut as it felt it contravened the guidelines on what constitutes a cafe.

But the owners, father and son Ronnie and Kyle Reid, contested the claim and the Court of Session agreed, allowing the cafe to remain open.

Last week a sheriff court ruled in favour of Glasgow restaurateur Giovanna Eusebi which faced enforcement action from the city council during “circuit breaker” restrictions affecting the Central Belt.

That ruling centred on receipts from the past two weeks which Ms Eusebi said had shown that the venue had primarily served “cafe food” and coffees. 

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