Hundreds of IKEA shoppers queue as Scottish stores reopen

IKEA has opened its doors in Scotland for the first time in three months.

Hundreds of shoppers queued from 6.30am as IKEA stores reopened in Scotland for the first time in three months.

Snaking queues quickly formed outside the popular Swedish company’s Glasgow shop as people braved the rain to buy flat-packed furniture and frozen meatballs.

And around 300 people queued outside the homeware store in Straiton, Edinburgh.

The shop has a capacity of 450 people – a quarter of how many shoppers it can usually accommodate.

The first shoppers arrived at 6.30am, and by 10am when doors opened around 300 eager shoppers were waiting outside.

IKEA has reopened in Scotland as the country enters phase two of easing lockdown.

Metal barriers and yellow dots showed people where to queue while maintaining social distancing, and some shoppers wore face masks in preparation for browsing.

Stewards in high-vis yellow jackets were on hand to make sure people obeyed the rules.

Shops down south opened on June 1.