Huge Edinburgh queues spotted during early hours in Record Store Day frenzy

Huge queues were spotted
Huge queues were spotted -Credit:Billy Robertson

Huge queues formed outside an Edinburgh record store on Saturday morning for National Record Store day.

In one image, punters can be seen patiently waiting to get into Thorne Records on Bruntsfield Place with the line stretching down the road. Some locals were queuing before 8am on April 20 to get their hands on some rare copies which are being sold throughout the day.

One local, Billy Roberton, started lining up at around 8am before eventually getting into the store two hours later. He claims there were "hundreds" in the queue waiting for entry.

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He said: "This was outside Thorne Records in Bruntsfield at around 8.30am. I got into the shop about two hours later.

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"Lots of great limited edition releases for one day only to encourage people to buy records In store and not online. Must be hundreds in the queue here."

Held every year, Record Store Day sees over 260 independent shops all across the UK come together to "celebrate their unique culture ". Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion.

Record Store Day UK wrote on their website: "Record Store Day is a day for the people who make up the world of the record shop - the staff, the customers, the artists, the labels - to come together and honour the special role they place in their local communities. In the UK, over 270 shops participate in every corner of the country.

"While there's only one Record Store Day a year, organisers work hard throughout the year to shine a light on all the amazing people in record shops and the special and exclusive releases artists and labels create to support them".