Argos opening

The queue outside the new Argos store in Stornoway, just before it opened at 9am
The queue outside the new Argos store in Stornoway, just before it opened at 9am

Argos opened its Stornoway store at 9am today, January 21. This is the first Argos in the Western Isles and the 68th store in Scotland.

The cold weather and strong winds did not deter keen shoppers, some of whom had been in the queue since 7.20am this morning. More than 50 people were waiting outside for the store to open.

The first 100 shoppers through the door were given a £10 pound voucher to spend. By 9.10am all the vouchers had been given out.

More pictures will be in the next Stornoway Gazette, out on January 26.