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Irish Bar In Scotland Combatting Social Isolation During Pandemic

Photo credit: Facebook/Malones Aberdeen

They won't be shutting their doors, despite the current covid restrictions.

An Irish bar in Scotland is staying open despite a nationwide ban on serving alcohol.

Malone's Bar in Aberdeen are concerned at the social isolation people are feeling due to covid-19 restrictions, especially amongst the Irish diaspora.

Seáron Thornton from Moate - who's partner Keith manages the bar - says they decided not to close and instead serve free tea and coffee, to maintain the community space for anyone in need of a social connection:

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