Store’s got all the bear essentials

Claire Struthers and Chloe Anderson were joined by teddy bear versions of Edinburgh’s latest arrivals, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, as they welcomed eager shoppers to the opening of the Lothians’ first Primark, in The Centre, Livingston.

One thousand shoppers flocked to the opening of the new three-floor store, which is expected to see huge crowds in the run-up to Christmas.

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James Bailey, director at The Centre, said: “The customer response to the arrival of Primark has been fantastic.”