17 amazing photos of Edinburgh's lost Woolworths stores, where local children loved to buy Pick ‘n’ Mix

It was the high street institution that was much loved by Edinburgh locals for generations – and especially kids, who would spend their pocket money on the legendary Pick ‘n’ Mix.

Truth told, high street shopping has never quite been the same since Woolworths shut up shop for good back in 2008.

Edinburgh and the Lothians had several stores to choose from, and Capital locals will fondly recall the outlets at the Foot of Leith Walk, on Lothian Road, and the giant flagship Woolies department store on Princes Street, which seemed to sell absolutely everything, from fruit and veg and children’s sweets to the latest toys and household goods.

Take a look through our picture gallery to see Woolies’ stores from years gone by.

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