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Crossgar village yesterday afternoon

Crossgar village yesterday afternoon

Crossgar village yesterday afternoon

Lunchtime and the place was like a ghost town.

In cafes normally packed with customers, only a handful sat at tables or waited in line.

Signs in shop windows said 'Open' but there was no one, bar staff members, inside.