Hundreds of Scots the buyers formed huge queues to enter their favorite store when the stores reopened today.
Shops with street access in Scotland were allowed to welcome customers through their doors today for the first time since the start of the coronavirus confinement.
Dozens of enthusiastic Primark fans queued for hours in the rain to enter the branches Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Glasgow fans started lining up in the early hours of Monday morning to secure their front row seat.
People have also formed lines for other big fashion retailers like Zara in Glasgow.
Under the trigger, stores and outdoor markets may reopen, but shopping centers will remain closed.
But stores will have to follow new rules, such as using only half of their boxes, installing Plexiglas screens at the boxes and a limited number of customers in the store.
Changing rooms must be closed to minimize the risk of the virus spreading and to limit the number of people allowed in the stores at any time.
The scenes recall the opening of fast food restaurants, driving cafes and outdoor retailers such as B&Q.
Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon urged the Scots not to “waste” progress in fighting the virus and to wear a mask when shopping.
She tweeted, “If you plan to visit stores today, please do so responsibly. Maintain a physical distance, follow hygienic advice, wear a face covering and respect the staff who may ask you to do so. shopping differently. We’ve made so much progress against the virus – let’s not waste it. “
There has been a mixed reaction to the news on social media – some punters vowing to queue in the rain while others say they will continue to stay away.
Author @EstelleMaskame tweeted: “Shops have finally reopened today in Scotland and honestly, I am SO HAPPY that I will finally be able to buy smaller clothes that suit me. This week
But blogger Rebecca McArthur tweeted, “Even if they reopen in Scotland, I’m not going to bother going back to stores until at least August. I will continue to do them online.”