A review of Scottish business rates is expected to address concerns that high street businesses are being unfairly taxed amid the rise of online and out-of-town retailers, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has suggested.
A simmering political row over the future of Perth city centre is on the verge of boiling point after fresh calls for more action to protect high street shops.
Small growth in Scottish retail sales in the last quarter was welcomed by the nation’s shopkeepers, but they expressed concern that the recovery was fragile.
Sir, - Dundee city centre has been referenced recently by MSPs and local councillors in articles about the Scottish Election and the closure of shops.
The McEwens of Perth brand is being offered for sale to raise cash to meet the debts of the historic retailer which has gone into administration.
Dundee’s leaders have been told they must do more to protect the city centre economy as the owner of one of the Seagate’s longest established businesses announced it is to close.
Nearly another 1,200 high street jobs are under threat after 116-year-old retailer Austin Reed collapsed into administration just a day after the failure of BHS.
Monday's news that BHS has collapsed into administration is undoubtedly a sad situation but the decline of this once proud high street stalwart had an inevitability about it.
High street retailer BHS has collapsed into administration, putting 11,000 jobs at risk and threatening the closure of up to 164 stores.
Scotland's retailers experienced a mixed month in March, although overall sales were down, according to the latest figures.