By Scott Wright

MUSIC and film buffs look set for a boost with the reopening of six Fopp and HMV stores in Scotland next week.

The Fopp stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and the HMV outlets in Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee and Glasgow will resume trading on Monday, in accordance with the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown.

And consumers can take advantage of several new measures introduced by the retailer to help them shop safely and efficiently, including List and Leave and Ring and Reserve services.

The retailer, which is owned by Canadian music executive Doug Putman, said it is anticipating strong sales at the Scottish outlets, based on the response three stores in England received when they reopened on Monday.

Mr Putman said: “We can’t wait to welcome Scottish shoppers back to HMV and Fopp stores in a safe, controlled manner.

“Our store teams have been working on plans to reopen since the day we had to close our doors, with redesigned layouts that mean customers can buy what they want and pay seamlessly, while leaving room for those who want to browse.

“The thrill of discovering new music and film is what people love about shopping at HMV and Fopp, so we’ve sought to keep that intact while ensuring customers can shop with us comfortably and confidently.”