THERE will be plenty of sweetness to go around the Thistles Centre this weekend as Madam Fondant and Mademoiselle Patti Cerie bring a touch of French Fancy magic to shoppers.

Whether the search is for the perfect Valentine’s gift ahead of the big day next week or just doing some general shopping, the two fancy madams will be handing out free individually boxed French Fancies on Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10.

The only choice visitors have to make is whether to pass the sweet treats on to loved ones, or indulge themselves.

Gary Turnbull, the Thistle's centre director, said: “In the spirit of Saint Valentine, this most enduring icon of affection, Thistles will be showing our customers the love this weekend courtesy of our two French Fancy madams.

"We look forward to welcoming everyone to what will be a fun, feel-good homage which shoppers can enjoy ahead of the big day next week.”