Pensioner queues from 3am to be Aldi Polmont’s first customer and wins a telly

Linda with store manager Dave McKendry and her new TV. Picture: Michael Gillen
Linda with store manager Dave McKendry and her new TV. Picture: Michael Gillen
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A determined pensioner ensured she was first in line at her village’s new supermarket by camping out from 3am to win herself a flatscreen TV.

Linda Leung (65), from Polmont, made her way down to the store while the rest of the village slept to be at the front when Aldi opened its doors for the first time at 8am this morning.

Linda at the front of the queue. Picture: Michael Gillen

Linda at the front of the queue. Picture: Michael Gillen

The village has been without a supermarket after the previous owners of the building, Co-op, closed last summer and it has taken until today for Aldi to make the necessary renovations.

Linda, who works at daughter Susan Ord’s well known chip shop Land & Sea across the road, said: “I had been thinking about doing this for some time and I was well prepared.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever done anything like this but I just thought as I get up early anyway I’d come along and see if I could be the first.

“Polmont has waited a long time for the supermarket to open so it’s great that it has. I’m very pleased with new television.”

Aldi Polmont's first ever customer Linda Leung walks into the store. Picture: Michael Gillen

Aldi Polmont's first ever customer Linda Leung walks into the store. Picture: Michael Gillen

Store manager Dave McKendry and staff before the ribbon cutting ceremony. Picture: Michael Gillen

Store manager Dave McKendry and staff before the ribbon cutting ceremony. Picture: Michael Gillen