Boxing Day bargain hunters queue from 3am

Shoppers began to queue as early as 3am in Scotland for the Boxing Day sales, as the traditional post-Christmas shopping frenzy showed no sign of disappearing in spite of times of austerity.

According to, this year could well see record levels of spending, which may come as a surprise to some, given how austerity cuts are being rolled out by the government and salary levels are still not growing with any great gusto.

Predictions by the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) suggest that