Retail giant Marks & Spencer has today opened a new Foodhall in Renfrewshire.

The multi-million pound development at the Renfrew Road Retail Park, in Paisley, boasts everything from an in-store bakery to a 'pick your own' loose egg counter.

However, it also spells the end of an era for the M&S store in Paisley's High Street, which closed its doors for the final time last night.

A team of 80 staff are employed at the new Foodhall, led by manager Kirk Russell, who has worked for M&S for nearly 30 years.

Elaine Gibson, who is celebrating her 40th year of service for M&S, was on hand to open the doors to customers today.

Mr Russell said: “The last few weeks have been spent putting the finishing touches to our new store and making sure all our measures are in place to support customers, so they can shop with peace of mind.

"I’d like to say a big thank-you to the team, who have been amazing in getting the store ready.

"We’re all so excited to welcome the community to our new store and to show off all of the fantastic features at M&S Paisley.”

The store, which measures 12,600 square feet, is open from 8am until 8pm on Mondays to Saturdays and from 9am until 6pm on Sundays.

To celebrate the official opening, the store has announced that, every week, a few lucky Sparks customers will be surprised with M&S gifts, while one will be treated to a free shop every day for the next seven days.

The winners will be chosen at random and whatever is in their trolley will be complimentary.