Woolworths at the east end of Princes Street. It closed in the early 1980s.
Woolworths at the east end of Princes Street. It closed in the early 1980s.

15 photos that makes us want Woolworths to return to Edinburgh right now

Rumours that legendary retail giant Woolworths could make a comeback have sent UK shoppers into a frenzy this week.

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 10:17 pm

In a tweet on Tuesday, an account claiming to be from Woolworths hinted that the franchise could make a return with three trial outlets due to open next year.

However, The Very Group, which took over the Woolies trademark in 2015, moved quickly to deny the speculation, crushing hopes that the once hugely-popular stores could be making a welcome return.

Truth be told, high street shopping has never quite been the same since Woolworths closed for good back in 2008.

Edinburgh and the Lothians had several stores to choose from, and Capital locals will fondly recall the outlets on Lothian Road, the Foot of Leith Walk and the giant flagship Woolies department store on Princes Street, which seemed to sell absolutely everything, from fruit and veg and children’s sweets to the latest toys and household goods.

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