Britain’s beleaguered high streets have seen nearly 20,000 jobs lost or put in jeopardy since Christmas, as retailers struggle with mounting costs and falling consumer confidence.
High winds caused the temporary closure of Cowdenbeath High Street on Friday after a large sign at the bingo hall was partially pulled off the wall.
Madam, – I agree with Councillor Watt’s contention that action on attempting to inject new life into Kirkcaldy High Street should be Fife Council’s priority.
Perth city centre has been dealt another blow as furniture and appliance store BrightHouse is set to close next month.
One of the best-known shops in Dundee has closed its doors for good.
Introducing Sew Saturday, the annual campaign designed to rocket-launch independent craft stores across the UK
Jet2 has joined a number of business voices calling for Britain’s high streets to be saved, as the airline looks to protect its travel agent partners.
Retailer WH Smith has cheered a strong performance as its high street stores saw stable Christmas trading and sales lifted across its burgeoning travel arm.
A Scottish high street renaissance could be around the corner if new Scottish Government funding is complemented with local business and public sector support, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
William Hill expects full year profits to drop 15%, with the bookmaker blaming conditions on the high street.