The Scotsman cartoon: Boxing Day sales

Tens of thousands of shoppers, some queuing from as early as 3am, hit high streets and shopping centres in search of a bargain in the Boxing Day sales.

Illustration: Iain Green

It comes after reports that £350 million was spent online in the UK during Christmas Day.

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Some stores have cut prices by 80 per cent in order to attract shoppers, and retailers believe it could be the busiest Boxing Day ever.