B&Q reopens: Long queues spotted outside Scottish outlet as homeware store opens doors

Dozens of customers were snapped in a huge queue outside the store.

Queues lined the car park outside B&Q’s Aberdeen store this morning as the homeware giant opened their doors to the public once again.

One shopper, who had arrived at B&Q at 8:10am, said he was still not in the building an hour later.

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Shoppers line the car park outside B&Q in Aberdeen. Picture: Angus Marshall

He told The Scotsman: "I've been queuing for a full hour now."

The company is urging people to be patient and only shop when necessary.

A B&Q spokeswoman said: "As an essential retailer, we’re committed to providing the best possible service to support customers’ home improvement needs at this difficult time, while keeping customers and colleagues safe.

"Similar to shopping at a supermarket, we’re strictly limiting the number of customers in store at any one time, and so customers are typically queueing before entering stores. All stores have a designated queuing area outside and these have two metre markers to help remind everyone to respect each other’s personal space.

Click and Collect queue around 9am this morning. Picture: Angus Marshall

“We’re urging all customers to follow the government’s social distancing guidelines, to shop responsibly only for what is necessary and to be patient while we give them the best possible service in the safest possible way."

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