Edinburgh reopening: Princes Street shoppers outside Primark and Zara react to lockdown easing

We hit the streets of Edinburgh as non-essential shops were allowed to reopen for the first time in months.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 6:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 3:36 pm

One Princes Street shopper, Leigh McKay said: “I came in quite early today as I was expecting queues. I’m so happy, it’s good to be back in the shops, I’ve really missed it. It’s just an experience to be out again.”

Laura Duff, who was out early for the queues at Zara added: “I came out at 7.30am today and have been surprised how busy it’s been, I thought it was going to be a lot quieter.”

One shopper, named Ange Murray said: “It’s quite nice to be out and have a bit of normality. I’ve been shopping online in lockdown out of sheer boredom, but I like going to see the quality of items and see how they look in person. I’m treating myself today and then I’m going to the gym because I can!”

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Shoppers were desperate to be the first to get into Primark this morning

The Evening News is supporting Forever Edinburgh, a joint campaign between the City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG) and VisitScotland. This encourages people to rediscover the city, its stories and places while supporting local businesses, promoting attractions, shops, bars and restaurants as lockdown eases.

Early morning shoppers were desperate to be the first to get into Primark.
Leigh McLevy
Laura Duff
Ange