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Published on March 6th, 2017 | by Flipside

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Edinburgh Bargain Store Becomes UNESCO World Heritage Site after T2 Film Appearance

Following the pivotal appearance of the infamous  Edinburgh Bargain Store, situated on Clerk Street and much loved by the local and student community alike, because of their ability to cater to just about every need, be it funky buttons, lampshades or the only place in Edinburgh with reasonably priced pens, has recently been granted the privilege of becoming a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. It joins sites such as the Tower of London, the Taj Mahal and St. Kilda.

 

The store, which is also the point of purchase for 80% of Edinburgh based costumes, is features in the sequel to the infamous and culturally iconic film ‘Trainspotting’ (1996), it’s sequel, ‘T2 Trainspotting’ was released this year, and has been met with very favorable reviews. The bargains store itself is featured in the most important scene of the film, and is a symbol of independence. It’s presence in the film illustrates the stores industrial and urban beauty, as a community hub and city oasis.

 

A UNESCO representative had this to say: “After the appearance of Edinburgh Bargain Store in T2, we could no only deny the cultural and aesthetic importance of Edinburgh Bargain Store. Well known for occupying the dreams, and due to the surreal nature and rumors of the basement, nightmares, of Edinburgh residents, it has been on our radar for while now. After this international recognition of it’s unique aesthetic, it’s simply time. It is such a singularly horizontal building, yet deceptively deep and linear once you enter. A modern day Scottish cave of wonders that should be given the status it deserves.”

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