ONE of Greenock's busiest barbers is working round the clock to make sure clients will be safe when they come back to get their hair cut.

Harbour Barbers is one of many salons counting down to Wednesday, when they can finally open their doors following the lengthy Covid-19 shutdown.

Owner Euan Morrison has been redesigning his premises and operations to put safety first for all those coming in and out.

With new online bookings, a one way system and social distancing measures in place, his team are excited about welcoming their loyal customers back next week.

Euan, who also owns the Port Barbers, said: "It has been a tough time but we are just looking forward to getting back open.

"We have really missed all of our clients.

"The safety of our clients and our staff is our top priority.

"We can't wait to see everyone again.

"We have had to change things about a bit with out waiting areas and create more space."

Euan says demand for appointments has been brisk since the news broke that hairdressers could reopen.

He told the Tele: "People are just desperate to get their hair sorted - we are all but booked out for the first two weeks."

Like everyone else Euan and his nine members of staff were forced to shut up shop and lockdown in March.

Now as part of a phased reopening they are ready to go.

Euan said: "We are all stocked up with sanitising products and PPE.

"We are awaiting Scottish Government guidelines for any additional PPE we need.

"As well as appointments we are still operating a walk-in service where we can and folk can call us up and book an appointment if they don't have access online."