Discounter proves to be big draw for shoppers

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The opening of Primark at The Centre, Livingston, proved to be one of the most successful in Scotland, with 10,000 visitors on its first day.

More than 800 eager shoppers from Edinburgh and the Lothians queued to get into the discount store, the first Primark to open in the area.

A spokeswoman for Primark said: “The Primark store in Livingston is proving very popular with visitors to The Centre. We are delighted with the response and are thrilled to be offering shoppers in the area quality fashion at an affordable price.”

Katherine Armstead, Land Securities’ portfolio manager for Scotland, said: “The opening of Primark at The Centre has been extremely successful, with thousands of shoppers visiting on the first day.

“Just walking around you can feel the buzz. Primark adds to the already excellent shopping choice on offer.”