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Shoppers in Inverness form orderly queue at Primark as store reopens alongside many other Highland outlets as Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic lockdown restrictions eased

By Ian Duncan

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Shoppers outside Primark in Inverness today as shops reopened.
Shoppers outside Primark in Inverness today as shops reopened.

A SOCIALLY distanced queue formed outside the Inverness branch of Primark ahead of its reopening today with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Starting at the main entrance of the shop it stretched back past Church Street, opposite the Town House, as non-essential shops were able to open for the first time since the start of the coronavirus lockdown.

Mike Smith, the manager of Inverness BID, said it was very orderly and there were around 25 people waiting for the doors opening at 8.15am.

He said customers were spending their money as, when they left the store, they were each carrying two or three bags filled with goods. He added: "It is a gradual but pleasant start for customers and shops getting back in business.":

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