Stirling Council is supporting the full re-opening of the Thistles Centre today. The local shopping centre is home to M&S, Topshop, Lush, Superdry and many more.
This is the first time it will be open since its closure due to COVID-19 in March.
Thistles is now open from 9am-5:30pm Monday – Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sundays. As well as the Port Street entrance, the other Thistles entrances at Murray Place, Marches Car Park and the Bus Station are all open.
There are safety measures in place for the reopening, including the centre working on a one-way system. Asking people to keep to the left and in line with Scottish government guidance, they must wear a face covering when shopping at the Thistles.
Customers will be able to find hand sanitizer across the centre including all entry and exit points, on customer service desks, at the lift and toilet entrances and at the carpark pay machines. The carpark is accepting card only.
Customers are also asked to keep a two-metre distance from other customers for social distancing.
Following First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on Thursday July 9 which confirmed provision for the reopening of indoor shopping centres, the Thistles Centre can now fully reopen its doors to shoppers.
Hosting the majority of high shop stores in Stirling, the reopening of the iconic shopping centre marks an important milestone for Stirling City Centre in the reopening phase.
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