Edinburgh and the Lothians had many Woolworths stores, and Capital locals will hold fond memories of the outlets at the Foot of Leith Walk, on Lothian Road, and the chain’s giant flagship department store on Princes Street, which seemed to sell just about everything, from fruit and veg and children’s sweets to the latest toys and household goods.
Scroll through our photo gallery to see 17 nostalgic images of Edinburgh’s lost Woolworths stores – and let us know your own memories in the comments section before you go.
1. Pick 'n' mix
Children at the pick 'n' mix aisle on the last day of the Woolworths store at Leith before it closed for good in 2008. Photo: JON SAVAGE S
2. Dalry Road
Woolworth's store at Dalry Road in 1963. Photo: Unknown
3. Woolworths, Lothian Road
The large Woolworths at Lothian Road. Photo: ESME ALLEN
4. The Woolworth department store, Princes Street
The Woolworth department store which used to occupy the site at the corner of West Register Street and Princes Street. Picture taken March 1982 Photo: Ian Brand